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laying claim   (TTS Sound)

Overview of noun laying_claim

The noun laying claim has 1 sense

  • assumption, laying claim -- (the act of taking possession of or power over something; "his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba"; "the Nazi assumption of power in 1934"; "he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts")

Overview of verb lay_claim

The verb lay claim has 1 sense

  • claim, lay claim, arrogate -- (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")