claim

A demand for money or property; the assertion of a demand, or the challenge of something, as a matter of right; a demand of some matter, as of right, made by one person upon another to do or to forbear to do some act or thing, as a matter of duty, Vulcan Iron Works v Edwards, 27 Or 563, 36 P 22; a challenge by a man of the propriety or ownership of a thing, which he has not in his possession, but which is wrongfully detained from him, Prigg v Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (US) 16 Pet 539, 10 L Ed 1060; a demand made by the owner, or on behalf of the owner, of a vessel for its return after a seizure of the vessel by way of perfecting a forfeiture thereof by a proceeding in admiralty. 48 Am J1st Ship § 30; a demand against an insurance company for payment of a loss; a writing which uses words showing am intention to claim benefits under veteran's insurance. 29A Am J Rev ed Ins § 1989; an assertion of ownership to a portion of the unappropriated soil of the public domain, protected by an entry in accordance with the federal statutes. 42 Am J1st Pub L § 19; a precise assertion of rights by an inventor respecting his discovery or invention. 40 Am J1st Pat § 92; a cause of action for some purposes. As used in a statute concerning claims against the state and providing for their enforcement by suit, the term is equivalent to "cause of action." Northwestern & Pacific Hypotheek Bank v State of Washington, 18 Wash 73 50 P 586. The term does not include causes of action purely equitable and in which purely equitable relief is sought. Ashbauth v Davis. 71 Idaho 150, 227 P2d 954, 32 ALR2d 361. See adverse claim; mining claim.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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… …   Law dictionary

  • claim — A right to payment (SA Bankruptcy.com) A right to payment, whether or not fixed, contingent, liquidated, disputed, or matured. (Bernstein s Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terminology) BAR DATE The date by which claims must be filed with the Bankruptcy… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • claim — claim; claim·ant; claim·er; claim·less; de·claim; dis·claim·ant; dis·claim·er; ex·claim·er; non·claim; pro·claim·er; re·claim·able; re·claim·ant; re·claim·er; sub·claim; ac·claim; coun·ter·claim; dis·claim; ex·claim; pro·claim; re·claim;… …   English syllables

  • 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,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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… …   Modern English usage

  • Claim — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A right to claim or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   English World dictionary

  • Claim — may refer to: Claim (legal) Claim (patent) Land claim Proposition, a statement which is either true or false A right Sequent, in mathematics A main contention, see conclusion of law This disambiguation page lists articles associ …   Wikipedia

  • Claim — Claim, v. i. To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim. [1913 Webster] We must know how the first ruler, from whom any one claims, came by his authority. Locke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Claim — (Englisch Behauptung, Anspruch) bezeichnet: im angelsächsischen Raum im Rechtswesen einen Anspruch im angelsächsischen Raum einen Rechtstitel auf Grundbesitz, siehe Claim (Grundbesitz) einen Begriff aus dem Marketing, siehe Claim (Werbung) als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Claim — [kleim] der, auch das; [s], s <aus gleichbed. engl. claim zu to claim »beanspruchen«, dies über altfr. clamer »(aus)schreien« aus lat. clamare »rufen, schreien«>: 1. Anrecht, Rechtsanspruch, Patentanspruch (Rechtsw.). 2. Anteil (z. B. an… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.