To lay claim to, to demand as a right. "Doth he lay claim to thine inheritance?" Shak.

(Claim"a*ble) a. Capable of being claimed.

Clacker to Clap

(Clack"er) n.

1. One who clacks; that which clacks; especially, the clapper of a mill.

2. A claqueur. See Claqueur.

(Clad) v. t. To clothe. [Obs.] Holland.

(Clad), imp. & p. p. of Clothe.

(||Cla*doc"e*ra) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. a sprout + a horn.] (Zoöl.) An order of the Entomostraca.

They have a bivalve shell, covering the body but not the head, and from four to six pairs of legs and two pairs of antenæ, for use in swimming. They mostly inhabit fresh water.

(Clad"o*phyll) n. [Gr. a sprout + a leaf.] (Bot.) A special branch, resembling a leaf, as in the apparent foliage of the broom (Ruscus) and of the common cultivated smilax

(Clag"gy) a. [Cf. Clog.] Adhesive; — said of a roof in a mine to which coal clings.

(Claik) n. See Clake.

(Claim) v.. [imp. & p. p. Claimed (klamd); p. pr. & vb. n. Claiming.] [OE. clamen, claimen, OF. clamer, fr. L. clamare to cry out, call; akin to calare to proclaim, Gr. to call, Skr. kal to sound, G. holen to fetch, E. hale haul.]

1. To ask for, or seek to obtain, by virtue of authority, right, or supposed right; to challenge as a right; to demand as due.

2. To proclaim. [Obs.] Spenser.

3. To call or name. [Obs.] Spenser.

4. To assert; to maintain. [Colloq.]

(Claim), v. i. To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim.

We must know how the first ruler, from whom any one claims, came by his authority.

(Claim), n. [Of. claim cry, complaint, from clamer. See Claim, v. t.]

1. A demand of a right or supposed right; a calling on another for something due or supposed to be due; an assertion of a right or fact.

2. A right to claim or demand something; a title to any debt, privilege, or other thing in possession of another; also, a title to anything which another should give or concede to, or confer on, the claimant. "A bar to all claims upon land." Hallam.

3. The thing claimed or demanded; that (as land) to which any one intends to establish a right; as a settler's claim; a miner's claim. [U.S. & Australia]

4. A loud call. [Obs.] Spenser

  By PanEris using Melati.

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