Claim, n. [Of. claim cry, complaint, from clamer. See Claim, v. t.] 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. "A bar to all claims upon land."
3. The thing claimed or demanded; that (as land) to which any one intends to establish a right; ; as, a settler's
claim; a miner's
[U.S. & Australia]
4. A loud call.
To lay claim to, to demand as a right. "Doth he
lay claim to thine inheritance?"
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