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English definition of “claim”

claim

noun [C] (REQUEST)   /kleɪm/
a written request to an organization to pay you a sum of money which you believe it owes you: After the storm, dozens of claims were filed to collect crop insurance. A claim is also a statement saying that you have a right to something: They asserted their claim to citizenship.
(Definition of claim noun (REQUEST) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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