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Definition of claim
- Claim n
- An assertion of a right (as to money or property); "his claim asked for damages"
- An assertion that something is true or factual; "his claim that he was innocent"; "evidence contradicted the government's claims"
- Demand for something as rightful or due; "they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day"
- An informal right to something; "his claim on her attentions"; "his title to fame" [syn: {title}]
- 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}]
- A demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty" [syn: {call}] v
- Assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing; "He claimed that he killed the burglar" [ant: {disclaim}]
- 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}]
- Ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"
- Lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea" [syn: {take}] [ant: {disclaim}]
- 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}]
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