Compare French réclamant, present participle.
Variant of reclaim
- to rescue or bring back (a person or people) from error, vice, etc. to ways of living or thinking regarded as right; reform
- to make (wasteland, desert, etc.) capable of being cultivated or lived on, as by filling, ditching, or irrigating
- to recover (useful materials) from waste products
- Obsolete to tame or subdue (a hawk)
Origin of reclaimMiddle English reclaimen ; from Old French réclamer ; from Classical Latin reclamare, to cry out against: see re- and amp; claim
reclamation: beyond reclaim