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English definition of “claim”

claim

noun [C] (DEMAND)    /kleɪm/
B2 a written request asking an organization to pay you an amount of money that you believe they owe you: After her house was burgled, she made a claim on her insurance. Please submit your claim for travelling expenses to the accounts department.Making appeals and requestsInsurance a right to have something or get something from someone: She has no rightful claim to the title. Our neighbours have no claim to (= cannot say that they own) that strip of land between our houses. My ex-wife has no claims on me (= has no right to any of my money).Morality and rules of behaviour
(Definition of claim noun (DEMAND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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