English definition of “claim”
/kleɪm/ noun [C]
ANNOUNCEMENT › when someone says that something is true, although it has not been proved: [+ (that)] She rejected claims that she had lied.
DEMAND › an official demand for something you think you have a right to: a claim for compensation
RIGHT › a right to have something: You don't have any claim to the land.
lay claim to sth formal › to say that something is yours or that you have done something