claim [-s] n

see claim, v.

  1. Demand; legal action; call to own something.
  2. Title; deed; suit; [fig.] troth; plight; wedding pledge.
  3. Duty; obligation; responsibility.
  4. Application for compensation; assertion of territory.

claim [-ed, -s] v

OFr < L. clāmā-re, cry out, call, proclaim, declare aloud, call upon.

  1. Espouse; acquire by legal contract; [fig.] kill; cause to die; take the life of.
  2. Demand; call for; sue for; take as one's own; apply to have on legal grounds; [fig.] earn; achieve; attain; reach; accomplish; arrive at.