* claym (obsolete)
A demand of ownership made for something (e.g. claim ownership, claim victory).
A new statement of truth made about something, usually when the statement has yet to be verified.
A demand of ownership for previously unowned land (e.g. in the gold rush, oil rush)
(legal) A legal demand for compensation or damages.
* Demand ownership of land not previously owned. One usually stakes a claim.
* The legal sense. One usually makes a claim. See
To demand ownership of.
To state a new fact, typically without providing evidence to prove it is true.
To demand ownership or right to use for land.
(legal) To demand compensation or damages through the courts.
To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim.
* John Locke
- We must know how the first ruler, from whom anyone claims , came by his authority.
To call or name.
(en proper noun
A county in the Republic of Ireland
A town in the county of Cavan, Ireland.
derived from place names in England and Ireland, and from (etyl) "clay" as an occupational name for a worker in clay.
transferred from the surnames (much less common than the female name).
Medieval English vernacular form of Clara.
(en proper noun
, often spelled Claire in the 20th century.
* : Act I, Scene IV:
- Yes, truly: I speak not as desiring more,
- But rather wishing a more strict restraint
* 1999 Margaret York: The Price of Guilt : page 58:
- Upon the sisterhood, the votarists of Saint Clare .
- "What's your name?"
- "Clare Fairweather," she said. "Awful, isn't it?" and went away, hiding her mirth.
A nun of the order of (Saint Clare).