|v. t.||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.|
|3.||To call or name.|
|4.||To assert; to maintain.|
|v. i.||1.||To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim.|
|n.||1.||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.|
|2.||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.|
|3.||The thing claimed or demanded; that (as land) to which any one intends to establish a right; ; |
|4.||A loud call.|
|Noun||1.||claim - an assertion of a right (as to money or property); "his claim asked for damages"|
|2.||claim - an assertion that something is true or factual; "his claim that he was innocent"; "evidence contradicted the government's claims"|
|3.||claim - demand for something as rightful or due; "they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day"|
|4.||claim - an informal right to something; "his claim on her attentions"; "his title to fame"|
|5.||claim - an established or recognized right; "a strong legal claim to the property"; "he had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate"; "he staked his claim"|
|6.||claim - a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"|
|Verb||1.||claim - assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing; "He claimed that he killed the burglar"|
disclaim - make a disclaimer about; "He disclaimed any responsibility"
|2.||claim - demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to; "He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter"; "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"|
|3.||claim - ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"|
|4.||claim - lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea"|
disclaim - renounce a legal claim or title to
|5.||claim - take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her"|
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.