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      vb   mainly tr  
1    to demand as being due or as one's property; assert one's title or right to  
he claimed the record     
2    takes a clause as object or an infinitive   to assert as a fact; maintain against denial  
he claimed to be telling the truth     
3    to call for or need; deserve  
this problem claims our attention     
4    to take  
the accident claimed four lives     
5    an assertion of a right; a demand for something as due  
6    an assertion of something as true, real, or factual  
he made claims for his innocence     
7    a right or just title to something; basis for demand  
a claim to fame     
8    lay claim to or stake a claim to   to assert one's possession of or right to  
9    anything that is claimed, esp. in a formal or legal manner, such as a piece of land staked out by a miner  
a    a demand for payment in connection with an insurance policy, etc.  
b    the sum of money demanded  
     (C13: from Old French claimer to call, appeal, from Latin clamare to shout)  
  claimable      adj  
  claimant, claimer      n  

Particulars of Claim  
      pl n     (Law)   (in England) the first reading made by the plaintiff in a county court action, showing the facts upon which he relies in support of his claim and the relief asked for  
reward claim  
      n     (Austral. history)   a claim granted to a miner who discovered gold in a new area  
statement of claim  
      n     (Law)   (in England) the first pleading made by the plaintiff in a High Court action showing the facts upon which he relies in support of his claim and the relief asked for  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


applicant, petitioner, pretender, suppliant, supplicant  

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See also:

clamant, claim, calamint, caiman

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