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Definition of Claim

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

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

It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.
Richard Dawkins

We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.
Carl Jung

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

Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
Frank Zappa
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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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