Claim

Definition of Claim

Pronunciation: klām
v. t.1.To ask for, or seek to obtain, by virtue of authority, right, or supposed right; to challenge as a right; to demand as due.
[imp. & p. p. Claimed (klāmd); p. pr. & vb. n. Claiming.]
2.To proclaim.
3.To call or name.
4.To assert; to maintain.
v. i.1.To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim.
We must know how the first ruler, from whom any one claims, came by his authority.
- Locke.
n.1.A demand of a right or supposed right; a calling on another for something due or supposed to be due; an assertion of a right or fact.
2.A right to claim or demand something; a title to any debt, privilege, or other thing in possession of another; also, a title to anything which another should give or concede to, or confer on, the claimant.
3.The thing claimed or demanded; that (as land) to which any one intends to establish a right; ; as, a settler's claim; a miner's claim.
4.A loud call.
To lay claim to
to demand as a right.
- Shak.

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