What is claim?

  • (noun): An assertion of a right (as to money or property).
    Example: "His claim asked for damages"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on claim, claims:

Critical Rationalism - The Pitfalls of Justificationism and Positivism
... theories 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 ... calls "tediously familiar", is that all arguments purporting to give valid support for a claim are either circular or question-begging ... valid deductive argument (an 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
... 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 ... The fact that a claim is lost does not imply that it was frivolous ... or additional suits, may be uncivil or harassing to the court, or may claim extreme remedies ...
Requirements For Adverse Possession - Specific Requirements For Adverse Possession
... Claim of title or claim of right ... the United States 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 ... though they demonstrate actual possession, also demonstrate knowledge of guilt, as opposed to claim of right ...
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 ... Since the lender cannot prove the existence of the loan, that claim would have prevailed ... Therefore, the claim that the loan was repaid is believed as well ...
Death-warning - Skepticism
... a valid source who empirically evaluates the claim must stand behind the belief ... Research solely uses testimonials as evidence for their claims ... for Psychical Research fails to mention any evidence that disproves the claim and does not address any of these studies ...

More definitions of "claim":

  • (verb): Take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs.
    Synonyms: take, exact
  • (noun): Demand for something as rightful or due.
    Example: "They struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day"
  • (verb): Lay claim to; as of an idea.
    Synonyms: take
  • (noun): An assertion that something is true or factual.
    Example: "His claim that he was innocent"; "evidence contradicted the government's claims"
  • (noun): .
    Synonyms: call
  • (noun): An established or recognized right.
    Example: "A strong legal claim to the property"; "he staked his claim"
    Synonyms: title
  • (noun): An informal right to something.
    Example: "His claim on her attentions"
    Synonyms: title
  • (verb): Demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to.
    Synonyms: lay claim, arrogate
  • (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"

Famous quotes containing the word claim:

    I claim to be a conscientiously immoral writer.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    I couldn’t claim that I have never felt the urge to explore evil, but when you descend into hell you have to be very careful.
    Kathleen Raine (b. 1908)

    Women should not weaken their cause by impracticable demands. Make no claim which could not be won in a reasonable time. Take one step at a time, get a good foothold in it and advance carefully.
    Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884)