claim

I. claim claim 1 [kleɪm] noun [countable]
1. COMMERCE a request or demand for money, or the amount of money asked for:

• The developer made a claim against the owner for extra building costs.

• There were very large claims for loss of earnings.

• The company finally agreed to settle her claim (= pay it ) for damages.

exˈpenses claim ACCOUNTING
money that an employee spends on things such as food and travel while they are doing their job, which their employer then pays back to them
ˈpay claim HUMAN RESOURCES
a demand by employees for more money:

• Teaching unions are to take strike action in support of their pay claim.

2. also inˈsurance claim INSURANCE a request for a payment for damage, theft, injury etc for which you are insured:

• Europ Assistance will deal with any claim received from the insured.

• This form will be needed should you have to make an insurance claim.

• The company's results included a net gain of $87.3 million from the settlement of insurance claims resulting from the interruption of its operations.

— see also statement of claim
ˈdamage claim INSURANCE
an insurance claim for something that has been damaged but not completely lost:

• There is the possibility of a damage claim, should an accident occur due to the event being held on the highway.

exˈaggerated ˌclaim INSURANCE
an exaggerated claim is one in which the insured person dishonestly says that the value of goods stolen or damaged is greater than their true value
3. LAW a right to have or get something such as land or other assets that belong to you:

• They have no claim to the property.

ˈcounter-claim LAW
when someone who is being taken to court by another person tries to take that other person to court and ask for money from them:

• The four men are suing the company for wrongful dismissal; the company has filed defences against them, and made a counter-claim for damages.

priˈority claim LAW
the right of a person or organization that is owed money by a bankrupt company to be paid before others that are also owed money:

• Some attempts to establish priority claims against companies in bankruptcy have met adverse court rulings.

4. MARKETING a favourable statement made about a product by its producer that may or may not be true:

• The company has been forced by the Food and Drug Administration to remove `no cholesterol' claims from its labels.

  [m0] II. claim claim 2 verb [intransitive, transitive]
1. to officially request, demand, or receive money from an organization:

• The new rules mean young people between 16 and 18 can no longer claim unemployment benefit.

• Alcan claimed damages for the losses that resulted from the government cancelling the project.

2. INSURANCE to request money for damage, theft, injury etc for which you are insured:
claim (something) on

• Can you claim on your household insurance if the tiles on your roof are stolen?

3. LAW to state that you have a right to something or to take something that belongs to you:

• They wanted to expand the golf course on land that Indians had claimed.

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claim UK US /kleɪm/ noun [C]
INSURANCE a request to an insurance company for payment relating to an accident, illness, damage to property, etc.: pay/refuse/settle a claim »

An insurance adjuster will work with the injured party to settle the claim.

file/make/submit a claim »

Do not submit a claim if the doctor or hospital is also filing a claim for the same service.

LAW a request to a court, government department, or company for something such as money or property that you believe you have a legal right to: a claim for sth »

The Court of Appeal upheld his claim for damages for wrongful dismissal.

bring/file a claim against sb/sth »

He is now bringing an unfair dismissal claim against the company.

»

a disability/unemployment/pension claim

LAW a legal right to own something such as a property, business, or title: have a claim on/to sth »

If you are joint owners, you have a claim on at least half the house.

»

a legitimate/rightful/valid claim

a statement of something you believe is true, although you have no proof: »

The court rejected his claims that he was denied a promotion due to discrimination.

See also BAGGAGE CLAIM(Cf. ↑baggage claim), COUNTER-CLAIM(Cf. ↑counter-claim), DAMAGE CLAIM(Cf. ↑damage claim), EXAGGERATED CLAIM(Cf. ↑exaggerated claim), EXPENSES CLAIM(Cf. ↑expenses claim), PAY CLAIM(Cf. ↑pay claim), PRIORITY CLAIM(Cf. ↑priority claim), SMALL CLAIM(Cf. ↑small claim), STATEMENT OF CLAIM(Cf. ↑statement of claim)
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claim UK US /kleɪm/ verb [T]
to state that something is true, although you may not be able to prove it: »

Union representatives claim that workers were forced to work overtime without pay.

INSURANCE to officially request that an insurance company pay for costs relating to an accident, damage to property, etc.
to request payment for money you are owed by a government department or company: claim benefits/tax relief/income support »

The self employed may claim income tax relief as an allowance in their income tax assessment.

LAW to state that you have a legal right to own something such as a property, business, or title: »

If there are no relatives to claim the estate, the deceased's property will be reverted to the state.

claim damages — Cf. claim damages

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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