a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
an established or recognized right
"a strong legal claim to the property"
"he had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate"
"he staked his claim"
an informal right to something
"his claim on her attentions"
"his title to fame"
demand for something as rightful or due
"they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day"
an assertion that something is true or factual
"his claim that he was innocent"
"evidence contradicted the government's claims"
an assertion of a right (as to money or property)
"his claim asked for damages"
take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
"the accident claimed three lives"
"The hard work took its toll on her"
lay claim to
as of an idea
"She took credit for the whole idea"
ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example
"They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"
demand as being one's due or property
assert one's right or title to
"He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter"
"Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"
- lay claim
assert or affirm strongly
state to be true or existing
"He claimed that he killed the burglar"