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vb. To ask for, or seek to obtain, by virtue of authority, right, or supposed right; to challenge as a right; to demand as due. To proclaim. To call or name. To assert; to maintain.


 - vb. To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim.


 - n. 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. 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. 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. A loud call. To lay claim to, to demand as a right. A claim is a challenge of the ownership of a thing which a man has not in possession, and is wrongfully withheld by another. The entry on of the demand of a mechanic or materialman for work done ...

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