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To demand or assert as a right. Facts that combine to give rise to a legally enforceable right or judicial action. Demand for relief.
A claim is something that one party owes another. Someone may make a legal claim for money, or property, or for Social Security benefits.
A claim also means an interest in, as in a possessory claim, or right to possession, or a claim of title to land.
1) v. to make a demand for money, for property, or for enforcement of a right provided by law. 2) n. the making of a demand (assert a claim) for money due, for property, for damages or for enforcement of a right. If such a demand is not honored, it may result in a lawsuit. In order to enforce a right against a government agency (ranging for damages from a negligent bus driver to a shortage in payroll) a claim must be filed first. If rejected or ignored by the government, it is lawsuit time.
claim(Assertion), noun affirmation, allegation, averment, avouchment, avowal, declaration, predication, presentation, proposition, statement
Associated concepts: claimed use, disputed claims, doubtful claims, false claim, fictitious claims, fraudulent claims
Foreign phrases: Debitorum pactionibus creditorum petiiio nec tolli nec minui potest.The rights of creditors to sue cannot be prejudiced or diminished by agreements beeween their debtors.
claim(Legal demand), noun accusation, adjuration, bill of complaint, cause of action, challenge, command, complaint, counterclaim, declaration, exaction, plea, postulate, postulatio, presentment, requirement, suit, ultimatum
Associated concepts: allowed claim, claim against bankrupt estate, claim against estate, claim and demand, claim arissng on contract, claim for alternative relief, claim for support, claim of a creditor, claim of interest, claim or defense notice of claim, claimed on appeal, claimed use, claims ex delicto, colorable claim, common law claim, compensation claim, conflicting claims, contingent claims, counter claim, court of claims, cross claim, disputed claims, doubtful claims, equitable claims, fictitious claims, fixed claims, fraudulent claims, frivolous claims, illegal claims, indeterrinate claims, individual claim, insurance claim, just claim, lawful claim, money claim, moral claims, particular nature of claims, prior claim, proof of claim, provable claim, seeured claim, settlement of claim, stale claim, subordination of claim, subsequent claims, undisputed claim, unliquiiated claims, unmatured claims
Foreign phrases: Rogationes, quaestiones, et positiones debent esse simplices.Demands, questions, and claims ought to be simple.
claim(Right), noun beneficial interest, contingent interrst, due, equitable interest, expectancy, heritage, interest, legacy, ownership, privilege, share, stake, title, vested interest
Associated concepts: claim of ownership, claim of right, claim of title
claim(Demand), verb ask for, assert as one's own, assert as one's right, declare one's right, dun, exact as due, have a right, insist upon, make demands on, petition, press, pretend, reclaim, request, require, requisition, seek as due, sue, think one deserves, vindicate a right, vindicate a title
Associated concepts: claim against an estate, claim and deeand, claim arising from a contract, claim for relief, claim of right, claim of title, compensation claim, contingent claim, counterclaim, court of claims, fraud claim, insurance claim, money claim, ownership claim, valid claim
claim(Maintain), verb advocate, affirm, allege, assert, asseverate, attest, aver, avouch, avow, certify, charge, declare, hold, insist, make a statement, make an assertion, predicate, profess, propound, put forward, say, stand firm, state, utter with conviction, vow, warrant
Associated concepts: claimed use
See also: adduce, allegation, allege, appeal, appropriate, argue, assert, attest, bear, bill, call, case, cause of action, certify, cloud, contend, count, cover, declaration, declare, demand, dominion, droit, due, dun, encumbrance, equity, exact, excise, impropriate, incumbrance, interest, lawsuit, lien, maintain, matter, motion, need, occupy, own, ownership, plea, pleading, posit, prayer, prerogative, prescription, pretend, pretense, pretext, profess, profession, purport, request, requirement, requisition, right, stake, statement, subject, sue, thesis, title
CLAIM. A claim is a challenge of the ownership of a thing which a man has
not in possession, and is wrongfully withheld by another. Plowd. 359; Wee i
Dall.444; 12 S. & R. 179.
2. In Pennsylvania, the entry on of the demand of a mechanic or materialman for work done or material furnished in the erection of a building, in those counties to which the lien laws extend, is called a claim.
3. A continual c1aim is a claim made in a particular way, to preserve the' rights of a feoffee. See Continual claim.
4. Claim of conusance is defined to be an intervention by a third person, demanding jurisdiction of a cause against a plaintiff, who has chosen to commence his action out of the claimant's court. 2 Wils. 409; 1 Cit. Pb. 403; Vin. Ab. Conusance; Com. Dig. Courts, P; Bac. Ab. Courts, D 3; 3 Bl. Com. 298.