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reclaim

verb appropriate, develop, get back, rebuild, recall, recover, redeem, reestablish, regain, regenerate, reinstate, reoccupy, replevin, replevy, repossess, retake, retrieve
Associated concepts: reclaim land
See also: claim, collect, cure, demand, fix, meliorate, purge, reconstruct, recoup, recover, redeem, reform, rehabilitate, renew, repair, repossess, rescue

RECLAIM. To demand again, to insist upon a right; as, when a defendant for a consideration received from the plaintiff, has covenanted to do an act, and fails to do it, the plaintiff may bring covenant for the breach, or assumpsit to reclaim the consideration. 1 Caines, 47.

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Now, ten months later, when not much has changed in the lives of ordinary Egyptians, many feel that it is time to re-claim the revolution and drive off those men of yesterday who would hijack it.
To re-claim sales from quick-serve restaurants and other casual dining outlets, supermarkets should offer hot meal solutions, special aisles with microwaveable meals and meal-planning kiosks.
I hope we could re-claim an opportunity for reconciliation in the debate over a new constitution, a chance which we have missed back in 2008," Ergin said.
The frail pensioner is now fighting to re-claim the lost cash, which he kept in a suitcase under his bed.
Moreover, Islam led world civilisation for many years and, unlike other colonised nations, Muslims are seeking to re-claim their previous dominant position.
A particular problem occurs for those of working age eligible for the higher pension payments, as they risk losing their eligibility for a pension and having to claim the lower allowance if things do not work out in their job and they need to re-claim income support.
By law, it could mortgage the building, repair it with its own money and re-claim the cost from the building's owner.
Melton, an assistant professor of women's studies, officials at Spelman are examining this crisis as part of an award-winning study, "Black, Female, and HIV(+): Southern Women's Advocacy and Activism to Re-claim Communities in Crisis.
In the future, we're looking to re-claim all those iron units in some form of a bri-quetting facility" said Suurna.
To re-claim our "generic human identity" means to tangibly challenge, on the level of ideas and reflection, that which puts it in question.
Top seed Dubai 'A' will have to fend off previous winners Abu Dhabi 'A', who are keen to re-claim the title.
They now travel to Basingstoke Bison to start the campaign to re-claim the Challenge Cup tonight before hosting Bison in the league opener in Coventry tomorrow.