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

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