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  • a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
  • 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
  • an informal right to something
    • his claim on her attentions
    • his title to fame
  • demand for something as rightful or due
    • they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day
  • an assertion that something is true or factual
    • his claim that he was innocent
    • evidence contradicted the government's claims
  • an assertion of a right (as to money or property)
    • his claim asked for damages
  • 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
  • lay claim to; as of an idea
    • She took credit for the whole idea
  • ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example
    • They claimed on the maximum allowable amount
  • 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
  • assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing
    • He claimed that he killed the burglar
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