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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Claim  \Claim\,  v.  i. 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Claim  \Claim\,  n.  [Of.  claim  cry,  complaint,  from  clamer.  See 
  {Claim},  v.  t.] 
  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.  ``A  bar  to  all  claims  upon 
  land.''  --Hallam. 
 
  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.  [U.S.  &  Australia] 
 
  4.  A  loud  call  [Obs.]  --Spenser 
 
  {To  lay  claim  to},  to  demand  as  a  right  ``Doth  he  lay  claim 
  to  thine  inheritance?''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Claim  \Claim\  (kl[=a]m),  v.?.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Claimed} 
  (kl[=a]md);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Claiming}.]  [OE.  clamen, 
  claimen,  OF  clamer,  fr  L.  clamare  to  cry  out  call  akin  to 
  calare  to  proclaim,  Gr  ?  to  call  Skr.  kal  to  sound,  G. 
  holen  to  fetch,  E.  hale  haul.] 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  proclaim.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  To  call  or  name  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  4.  To  assert;  to  maintain.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  claim 
  n  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"  [syn:  {title}] 
  6:  a  demand  especially  in  the  phrase  "the  call  of  duty"  [syn:  {call}] 
  v  1:  assert  or  affirm  strongly;  state  to  be  true  or  existing;  "He 
  claimed  that  he  killed  the  burglar";  "The  guru  claimed 
  many  followers  [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" 
  4:  lay  claim  to  as  of  an  idea;  "She  took  credit  for  the  whole 
  idea"  [syn:  {take}]  [ant:  {disclaim}] 
  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},  {call  for},  {exact}] 




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