What is claim?

  • (noun): An assertion that something is true or factual.
    Example: "His claim that he was innocent"; "evidence contradicted the government's claims"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on claim, claims:

Example of An Effective Migu
... Normally, when one makes a claim that a loan has been repaid, he would be expected to produce evidence that it had been repaid, such as a receipt ... cannot prove the existence of the loan, that claim would have prevailed ... Therefore, the claim that the loan was repaid is believed as well ...
Critical Rationalism - The Pitfalls of Justificationism and Positivism
... from particulars, it would be inductively logical to claim that the sun sets because I get up in the morning, or that all buses must have drivers in them (if you've never seen ... purporting to give valid support for a claim are either circular or question-begging ... inference from premises to a conclusion) for a given claim, then the content of the claim must already be contained within the premises of the argument (if it is not, then the argument is ...
Frivolous Litigation
... term a law suit to be frivolous if he or she personally finds a claim to be absurd, in legal usage "frivolous litigation" consists of a claim or defense that is presented where the party (or the party ... The fact that a claim is lost does not imply that it was frivolous ... of motions or additional suits, may be uncivil or harassing to the court, or may claim extreme remedies ...
Death-warning - Skepticism
... For instance, a valid source who empirically evaluates the claim must stand behind the belief ... the Society for Psychical Research solely uses testimonials as evidence for their claims ... Research fails to mention any evidence that disproves the claim and does not address any of these studies ...
Requirements For Adverse Possession - Specific Requirements For Adverse Possession
... Claim of title or claim of right ... has ruled that the mere intent to take the land as one's own constitutes "claim of right." Other cases have determined that a claim of right exists if the person believes he has ... demonstrate knowledge of guilt, as opposed to claim of right ...

More definitions of "claim":

  • (noun): Demand for something as rightful or due.
    Example: "They struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day"
  • (noun): An informal right to something.
    Example: "His claim on her attentions"
    Synonyms: title
  • (verb): Lay claim to; as of an idea.
    Synonyms: take
  • (verb): Ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example.
    Example: "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"
  • (verb): Assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing.
    Example: "He claimed that he killed the burglar"
  • (noun): An established or recognized right.
    Example: "A strong legal claim to the property"; "he staked his claim"
    Synonyms: title
  • (verb): Take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs.
    Synonyms: take, exact
  • (noun): An assertion of a right (as to money or property).
    Example: "His claim asked for damages"
  • (noun): .
    Synonyms: call
  • (verb): Demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to.
    Synonyms: lay claim, arrogate

Famous quotes containing the word claim:

    Chippenhook was the home of Judge Theophilus Harrington, known for his trenchant reply to an irate slave-owner in a runaway slave case. Judge Harrington declared that the owner’s claim to the slave was defective. The owner indignantly demanded to know what was lacking in his legally sound claim. The Judge exploded, ‘A bill of sale, sir, from God Almighty!’
    —For the State of Vermont, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    I claim that in losing the spinning wheel we lost our left lung. We are, therefore, suffering from galloping consumption. The restoration of the wheel arrests the progress of the fell disease.
    Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869–1948)

    Modern equalitarian societies ... whether democratic or authoritarian in their political forms, always base themselves on the claim that they are making life happier.... Happiness thus becomes the chief political issue—in a sense, the only political issue—and for that reason it can never be treated as an issue at all.
    Robert Warshow (1917–1955)