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Definition of CLAIM
Pronunciation : CLAIM

noun : CLAIM

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 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" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 6. (

    ) a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty" ;

verb : CLAIM

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing; "He claimed that he killed the burglar" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 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" ;


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