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  • 1 assert — as·sert /ə sərt/ vt: to present and demand recognition of assert a claim as·ser·tion /ə sər shən/ n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 2 claim — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. ask, demand, requisition, require; lay claim to; informal, contend, allege, assert. n. demand, requisition, requirement, prerogative; lien, hold; plea, counterclaim; title. See affirmation, command …

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  • 3 Claim rights and liberty rights — Rights Theoretical distinctions Natural and legal rights Claim rights and liberty rights Negative and positive rights …

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  • 4 claim — I. v. a. Require, ask, demand, challenge, call for, lay claim to, assert as one s right. II. v. n. 1. Derive a right, obtain a title. 2. Assert a claim, put forward the claim. III. n. 1. Demand, call, requisition. 2. Right, pretension, title,… …

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  • 5 claim — v. & n. v.tr. 1 a (often foll. by that + clause) demand as one s due or property. b (usu. absol.) submit a request for payment under an insurance policy. 2 a represent oneself as having or achieving (claim victory; claim accuracy). b (foll. by to …

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  • 6 claim — n [Old French, from clamer to call, claim, from Latin clamare to shout, proclaim] 1 a: a demand for something (as money) due or believed to be due; specif: a demand for a benefit (as under the workers compensation law) or contractual payment (as… …

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  • 7 Assert — As*sert , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Asserted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Asserting}.] [L. assertus, p. p. of asserere to join or fasten to one s self, claim, maintain; ad + serere to join or bind together. See {Series}.] 1. To affirm; to declare with assurance …

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  • 8 claim — [klām] vt. [ME claimen < OFr claimer, to call, claim < L clamare, to cry out: see CLAMOR] 1. to demand or ask for as rightfully belonging or due to one; assert one s right to (a title, accomplishment, etc. that should be recognized) [to… …

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  • 9 claim — vb *demand, exact, require Analogous words: *maintain, assert, defend, vindicate, justify: allege, *adduce, advance Antonyms: disclaim: renounce Contrasted words: disavow, disown, dis acknowledge (see affirmative verbs at ACKNOWLEDGE): reject,… …

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  • 10 claim — verb. There are several areas of difficulty with this word. The first concerns claim + that, and the second claim + to. The third concerns the expression to claim responsibility. 1. claim + that. In this construction, claim should not be used as… …

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  • 11 assert — [ə sʉrt′] vt. [< L assertus, pp. of asserere, to join to, claim < ad , to + serere, join: see SERIES] 1. to state positively; declare; affirm 2. to maintain or defend (rights, claims, etc.) assert oneself to insist on one s rights, or on… …

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  • 12 assert — c.1600, declare, from L. assertus, pp. of asserere claim, maintain, affirm (see ASSERTION (Cf. assertion)). Related: Asserted; asserting. To assert oneself stand up for one s rights is recorded from 1879 …

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  • 13 assert — ► VERB 1) state (a fact or belief) confidently and forcefully. 2) cause others to recognize (something) by confident and forceful behaviour. 3) (assert oneself) be confident and forceful. ORIGIN Latin asserere claim, affirm …

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  • 14 claim — [n] property, right demanded or reserved affirmation, allegation, application, assertion, birthright, call, case, counterclaim, declaration, demand, dibs, due, entreaty, interest, lien, part, petition, plea, postulation, prerogative, pretense,… …

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  • 15 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… …

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  • 16 assert as one's own — index claim (demand) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 17 assert as one's right — index claim (demand) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 18 assert — [v] insist, declare, maintain advance, affirm, allege, argue, asservate, attest, aver, avouch, avow, butt in*, cite, claim, contend, defend, horn in, justify, mouth off*, pop off*, predicate, press, proclaim, profess, pronounce, protest, put… …

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  • 19 claim — claimable, adj. claimless, adj. /klaym/, v.t. 1. to demand by or as by virtue of a right; demand as a right or as due: to claim an estate by inheritance. 2. to assert and demand the recognition of (a right, title, possession, etc.); assert one s… …

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  • 20 claim —    Properly, to claim means to demand recognition of a right. You claim something that you wish to call your own an inheritance, a lost possession, a piece of land. But increasingly it is used in the sense of assert or contend, as here: They… …

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