1 an assertion of a right (as to money or property); "his claim asked for damages"
2 an assertion that something is true or factual; "his claim that he was innocent"; "evidence contradicted the government's claims"
3 demand for something as rightful or due; "they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day"
4 an informal right to something; "his claim on her attentions"; "his title to fame" [syn: title]
5 an established or recognized right; "a strong legal claim to the property"; "he had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate"; "he staked his claim" [syn: title]
6 a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty" [syn: call]
1 assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing; "He claimed that he killed the burglar" [ant: disclaim]
2 demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to; "He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter"; "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident" [syn: lay claim, arrogate] [ant: forfeit]
3 ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"
5 take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her" [syn: take, exact]
- Rhymes: -eɪm
- Demand ownership of previously unowned land. One usually stakes a claim.
- The legal sense. One usually makes a claim. See :Appendix:Collocations of do, have, make, and take
a demand of ownership
a new statement of truth made about something
a demand of ownership for previously unowned land
a demand for compensation
- Spanish: demanda
demanding ownership of something
- Finnish: vaatia
- German: beanspruchen
- Italian: reclamare, rivendicare
- Spanish: reclamar
to state a new fact
- Dutch: beweren
- Finnish: väittää
- German: behaupten
- Hebrew: לטעון (lit'on)
- Italian: dichiarare, affermare
- Portuguese: alegar, afirmar
- Spanish: afirmar
demand ownership or right to use for land
- Spanish: demandar
Claim may refer to:
See also: Disclaimer
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