claim or demand

claim or demand
See claim; claim against decedent's estate.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • unliquidated claim or demand — A claim which has not been finally determined either as to liability or amount of damages. A disputed claim. Under the law of accord and satisfaction, a claim or debt will be regarded as unliquidated if it is in dispute as to the proper amount.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • claim — n [Old French, from clamer to call, claim, from Latin clamare to shout, proclaim] 1 a: a demand for something (as money) due or believed to be due; specif: a demand for a benefit (as under the workers compensation law) or contractual payment (as… …   Law dictionary

  • demand — de·mand 1 n 1: a formal request or call for something (as payment for a debt) esp. based on a right or made with force a shareholder must first make a demand on the corporation s board of directors to act R. C. Clark a written demand for payment… …   Law dictionary

  • claim — vb *demand, exact, require Analogous words: *maintain, assert, defend, vindicate, justify: allege, *adduce, advance Antonyms: disclaim: renounce Contrasted words: disavow, disown, dis acknowledge (see affirmative verbs at ACKNOWLEDGE): reject,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Claim — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A right to claim or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • claim — [n] property, right demanded or reserved affirmation, allegation, application, assertion, birthright, call, case, counterclaim, declaration, demand, dibs, due, entreaty, interest, lien, part, petition, plea, postulation, prerogative, pretense,… …   New thesaurus

  • claim — claimable, adj. claimless, adj. /klaym/, v.t. 1. to demand by or as by virtue of a right; demand as a right or as due: to claim an estate by inheritance. 2. to assert and demand the recognition of (a right, title, possession, etc.); assert one s… …   Universalium

  • claim — [[t]kleɪm[/t]] v. t. 1) to demand by or as if by virtue of a right; demand as a right or as due: to claim an estate by inheritance[/ex] 2) to assert or maintain as a fact: She claimed that she was telling the truth[/ex] 3) to require as due or… …   From formal English to slang

  • demand — A claim; a legal obligation; a request to perform an alleged obligation; a written statement of a claim, Brennan v Swasey, 16 Cal 141; a requisition or request under a claim of right, Brackenridge v Texas, 27 Tex App 513, 11 SW 630; the assertion …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • claim — /kleɪm / (say klaym) verb (t) 1. to demand by or as by virtue of a right; demand as a right or as due. 2. to assert, and demand the recognition of (a right, title, possession, etc.); assert one s right to. 3. to assert or maintain as a fact. 4.… …  

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