What is claim?

  • (noun): An assertion that something is true or factual.
    Example: "His claim that he was innocent"; "evidence contradicted the government's claims"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on claim, claims:

Critical Rationalism - The Pitfalls of Justificationism and Positivism
... If we were really "inducting" theories from particulars, it would be inductively logical to claim that the sun sets because I get up in the morning, or that all buses must have drivers in them (if you've ... that all arguments purporting to give valid support for a claim are either circular or question-begging ... argument (an inference from premises to a conclusion) for a given claim, then the content of the claim must already be contained within the premises of the argument (if it is not, then the argument ...
Requirements For Adverse Possession - Specific Requirements For Adverse Possession
... Claim of title or claim of right ... has ruled that the mere intent to take the land as one's own constitutes "claim of right." Other cases have determined that a claim of right exists if the person believes he has rightful claim to the property, even if ... demonstrate knowledge of guilt, as opposed to claim of right ...
Example of An Effective Migu
... Normally, when one makes a claim that a loan has been repaid, he would be expected to produce evidence that it had been repaid, such as a receipt ... cannot prove the existence of the loan, that claim would have prevailed ... Therefore, the claim that the loan was repaid is believed as well ...
Frivolous Litigation
... a law suit to be frivolous if he or she personally finds a claim to be absurd, in legal usage "frivolous litigation" consists of a claim or defense that is presented where the party (or ... The fact that a claim is lost does not imply that it was frivolous ... be uncivil or harassing to the court, or may claim extreme remedies ...
Death-warning - Skepticism
... For instance, a valid source who empirically evaluates the claim must stand behind the belief ... Research solely uses testimonials as evidence for their claims ... for Psychical Research fails to mention any evidence that disproves the claim and does not address any of these studies ...

More definitions of "claim":

  • (verb): Lay claim to; as of an idea.
    Synonyms: take
  • (verb): Ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example.
    Example: "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"
  • (verb): Take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs.
    Synonyms: take, exact
  • (noun): .
    Synonyms: call
  • (noun): An established or recognized right.
    Example: "A strong legal claim to the property"; "he staked his claim"
    Synonyms: title
  • (verb): Demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to.
    Synonyms: lay claim, arrogate
  • (noun): Demand for something as rightful or due.
    Example: "They struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day"
  • (noun): An assertion of a right (as to money or property).
    Example: "His claim asked for damages"
  • (noun): An informal right to something.
    Example: "His claim on her attentions"
    Synonyms: title
  • (verb): Assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing.
    Example: "He claimed that he killed the burglar"

Famous quotes containing the word claim:

    We old bachelors smell like dogs, do we? So be it. But I must take issue with your claim that doctors who treat female illnesses are womanizers and cynics at heart. Gynecologists deal with savage prose the likes of which you have never dreamed of.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are competent of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us; our competence is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of letter but of spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
    Bible: New Testament, 2 Corinthians 3:4-6.

    President Kennedy had a wholesome, widely discussed, and largely deserved reputation for his interest in women.... But no President, however young and energetic, could possibly have gotten around to all the ladies in Washington, New York, and Hollywood who made claim to his affections after he died.... Such was the force of Jack Kennedy and the manner of his death that anyone associated with him, even the pretenders, assumed added glamour and interest.
    Barbara Howar (b. 1934)