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claim

noun [C]
 
 
/kleɪm/
ANNOUNCEMENT B2 an announcement that something is true, although it has not been proved: [+ (that)] She rejected claims that she had lied.Announcing, informing and stating
DEMAND B2 an official demand for something you think you have a right to: a claim for compensationInsuranceMaking appeals and requests
RIGHT a right to have something: You don't have any claim to the land.Human rights
lay claim to sth formal to say that something is yours or that you have done somethingAnnouncing, informing and statingMaking appeals and requests
(Definition of claim noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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