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Claim

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.

claim

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

1 a document under seal, issued in the name of the Crown or a court, commanding the person to whom it is addressed to do or refrain from doing some specified act.
2 a sum of money demanded.
3 a request for an order from a court.

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.

References in classic literature ?
The only two human beings of whom she spoke with any feeling were the Swede, Johnson, who had given her his claim, and Lena Lingard.
For, not only had his son and heir come into immediate enjoyment of a rich estate, but there was a claim through an Indian deed, confirmed by a subsequent grant of the General Court, to a vast and as yet unexplored and unmeasured tract of Eastern lands.
Planted deep, in the town's earliest infancy and childhood, by these two earnest and energetic men, the race has ever since subsisted here; always, too, in respectability; never, so far as I have known, disgraced by a single unworthy member; but seldom or never, on the other hand, after the first two generations, performing any memorable deed, or so much as putting forward a claim to public notice.
Well, about eleven o'clock that night he came back and ordered a bed and told them to put the horses up--said he would collect the claim in the morning.
May it please the court, the claim given the front place, the claim most persistently urged, the claim most strenuously and I may even say aggressively and defiantly insisted upon by the prosecution is this--that the person whose hand left the bloodstained fingerprints upon the handle of the Indian knife is the person who committed the murder.
Waiving that point, however, and supposing her to be, as you describe her, only pretty and goodnatured, let me tell you, that in the degree she possesses them, they are not trivial recommendations to the world in general, for she is, in fact, a beautiful girl, and must be thought so by ninetynine people out of an hundred; and till it appears that men are much more philosophic on the subject of beauty than they are generally supposed; till they do fall in love with wellinformed minds instead of handsome faces, a girl, with such loveliness as Harriet, has a certainty of being admired and sought after, of having the power of chusing from among many, consequently a claim to be nice.
What the nature of his claim on her might be seemed less intelligible -- unless it was the claim of a poor relation.
For seventeen months no one disputed Bell's claim to be the original inventor of the telephone.
Whenever the States may choose to substitute other republican forms, they have a right to do so, and to claim the federal guaranty for the latter.
For the same reason the Dorians claim the invention both of Tragedy and Comedy.
As a whole, I had scarcely ever seen a young creature that could lay claim to more of the loveliness of her sex.
From all of his Pack he may claim Full-gorge when the killer has eaten; and none may refuse him the same.