Claim Claim (kl[=a]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Claimed} (kl[=a]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Claiming}.] [OE. clamen, claimen, OF. clamer, fr. L. clamare to cry out, call; akin to calare to proclaim, Gr. kalei^n to call, Skr. kal to sound, G. holen to fetch, E. hale haul.] 1. To ask for, or seek to obtain, by virtue of authority, right, or supposed right; to challenge as a right; to demand as due. [1913 Webster]

2. To proclaim. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. To call or name. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

4. To assert; to maintain. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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