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Entry Word: claim
Function: noun
Text: 1 an entitlement to something <I'm announcing my claim to that last slice of pizza>
Synonyms call, pretense (or pretence), pretension, right
Related Words birthright, prerogative; favor, privilege; refusal
2 a legal right to participation in the advantages, profits, and responsibility of something <a shareholder has a claim in the business> -- see INTEREST 1
3 a solemn and often public declaration of the truth or existence of something <Galileo's claim that the moon has a very irregular surface and thus is not the perfect sphere that the ancients had imagined> -- see PROTESTATION
4 something that someone insists upon having <young children make great claims on their parents' time> -- see DEMAND 1