legal claim

legal claim

noun action, allegation, bill of commlaint, complaint, declaration, demand, lawsuit, legal process, right, suit, summons
Associated concepts: affirmative defenses, counterclaim
See also: demand, right
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It was impossible to make any judgment, or give any guess at what temper he would receive it in, or what measures he would take upon it; and if he should have so little government of himself as to make it public, we easily foresaw that it would be the ruin of the whole family, and expose my mother and me to the last degree; and if at last he should take the advantage the law would give him, he might put me away with disdain and leave me to sue for the little portion that I had, and perhaps waste it all in the suit, and then be a beggar; the children would be ruined too, having no legal claim to any of his effects; and thus I should see him, perhaps, in the arms of another wife in a few months, and be myself the most miserable creature alive.
Owing to the religious scruples of the Judge, Aggy was the servant of Richard, who had his services for a time,* and who, of course, commanded a legal claim to the respect of the young negro.
It would be settled on herself, and they would have no more legal claim on it than you,' would be the professional answer.
she had established almost a legal claim on any post that might be vacant there.
He also made a legal claim for disability discrimination against Dudley Council after complaining he was struck with a brick by white youths while travelling on a bus in Lower Gornal.
The swathe of repayments leave Malaysian tycoon Tan as the only creditor with any legal claim over the club's assets, apart from the city council.
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But Tufil Hussain, for Miss Abdi, said she felt compelled to resign because of her treatment - prompting a further legal claim for constructive unfair dismissal.
Winnie launches legal claim on Mandela's home Pretoria: Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has launched a legal claim to the former South African leader's country home, local media reported yesterday.
CDATA[ Deputy FM Ayalon warned Tuesday that without a Jewish majority in the Negev or Galilee, Arabs might someday have a legal claim to autonomy there.
Nearly two-thirds (62%) of Northern SMEs are spending more time looking at risk management issues than they did two years ago, while 71% believe they are more likely to be subjected to a frivolous legal claim due to the rise of a 'no-win, no fee' legal culture.
The nearly 100,000 people who call Klong Toey some kind of home--few have actual legal claim to these tin-and-wood shanties--are stalked by the twin horsemen of poverty and drug addiction, plagued by poor infrastructure and sanitation, and overcrowded with people and wooden shacks shifting on stilts just above land choked with garbage and drainage.