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Laying claim   /lˈeɪɪŋ kleɪm/   Listen
Laying claim

The act of taking possession of or power over something.  Synonym: assumption.  "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"

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"Laying claim" Quotes from Famous Books

... all events well acquainted with the Colonel's merits. You remained in the house together, and it was with pleasure that I watched the intimacy between you; and then I exerted myself to get Arnwood restored to him. I could not ask it for him, but I prevented it being given to any other, by laying claim to it myself. Had Edward remained with us, all might have succeeded as I wished; but he would join in the unfortunate insurrection, and I knew it useless to prevent him, so I let him go. I found that he took ...
— The Children of the New Forest • Captain Marryat

Words linked to "Laying claim" :   acquisition, assumption

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