Claim means to take or assert ownership of something.(verb)
An example of claim is to recover a lost jacket from the lost and found.
The definition of a claim is a demand for something which is due.(noun)
An example of claim is a document given to the insurance company stating money is wanted for car damages.
See claim in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME claimen < OFr claimer, to call, claim < L clamare, to cry out: see clamor
See claim in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb claimed, claim·ing, claims
Origin: Middle English claimen
Origin: , from Old French clamer, claim-
Origin: , from Latin clāmāre, to call; see kelə-2 in Indo-European roots.
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