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Definition of Claim


  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.
  3. To call or name.
  4. To assert; to maintain.
  5. To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. A loud call.

Claim Quotations

There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.
Mark Twain

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
Robert Louis Stevenson

I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
Stephen Hawking

Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.
Robert Green Ingersoll

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
Rabindranath Tagore
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Claim Translations

claim in Dutch is aanspraak maken op, claimen
claim in German is Anspruch {m}
claim in Italian is pretendere, affermazione, esigenza, affermare
claim in Latin is adsumo (assumo), assero, vindico (vindicatum)
claim in Norwegian is fordre, kreve
claim in Spanish is afirmacion, pretension, postulado, derecho, opinar
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