claim claim  /ˈkleɪm/


  1. (n) an assertion of a right (as to money or property)
  2. (n) an assertion that something is true or factual
  3. (n) demand for something as rightful or due
  4. (n) an informal right to something
  5. (n) an established or recognized right
  6. (n) a demand especially in the phrase
  7. (v) assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing
  8. (v) demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
  9. (v) ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example
  10. (v) lay claim to; as of an idea
  11. (v) take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs



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  1. Slain recruit’s family files negligence claim against Army

    The claim says the Army did not properly supervise the recruiter who killed Michelle Miller, 17.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  2. Jags claim QB Kafka, dumped by Pats for Tebow

    Jags claim QB Kafka, dumped by Pats for Tebow
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS Sports

  3. Group denies claim it found Amelia Earhart's plane

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A Delaware aircraft preservation group denies a Wyoming man's claim that it found Amelia Earhart's missing plane and withheld the news so it could continue to raise money for the search.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Fox News


  1. "Some of the countries engaging in these behaviors still claim to be democracies," Clinton said, adding, "Democracies don't fear their own people. They recognize that citizens must be free to come together, to advocate and agitate."
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: The Associated Press

  2. Jeffrey Meldrum, a prominent Bigfoot researcher, told science journal Scientific American: "I'm extremely sceptical about this Bigfoot claim. I've had interactions with Tom Biscardi [a well-known Bigfoot hunter who is holding the press conference]...
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: D Jeffrey Meldrum Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "What they claim to be the strongest power in the history of mankind is today being defeated in front of the Muslim vanguards of jihad six years after the two raids on New York and Washington," al-Zawahri said, speaking in what appeared to be an...
    on Sep 19, 2007 By: Ayman al-Zawahri Source: Washington Post

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