Definition Of claim


a demand or request for something considered one's due.

the court had denied their claims to asylum

an assertion of the truth of something, typically one that is disputed or in doubt.

he was dogged by the claim that he had CIA links

state or assert that something is the case, typically without providing evidence or proof.

he claimed that he came from a wealthy, educated family

Example Of claim

  • A claim to the land could not be maintained simply by those who dwelled upon it and the bones resting under it also had a living role to play.

  • A Maori claim over the land was ignored.

  • Anyone whose claim is not honoured by their carrier is also likely to find it difficult to claim on their travel insurance.

  • Artists began to claim the right to suggest their own subject matter, unshackled by scholars or patrons.

  • As long as we are there at least we have a claim to our ancestral lands.

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