claim against


claim against
file a legal claim against, initiate legal proceedings against

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • claim against an estate — n.    upon the death of a person and beginning of probate (filing of will, etc.), a person believing he/she is owed money should file a written claim (statement) promptly with the executor or administrator of the estate, who will then approve it …   Law dictionary

  • claim against a governmental agency — n.    any time one believes he/she has a right to payment for damages from the government or on an unpaid contract with a government agency (including city, county, state, school district) the first step is to file a written claim according to… …   Law dictionary

  • claim against decedent's estate — A debt or demand of a pecuniary nature which could have been enforced in law or equity against the decedent in his lifetime and could have been reduced to a simple money judgment. 31 Am J2d Ex & Ad § 276. Most courts have held that the term as… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • claim against the United States — A right to demand money from the United States. 54 Am J1st US § 102 …   Ballentine'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

  • 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 …   Financial and business terms

  • claim — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 statement saying that sth is true ADJECTIVE ▪ dubious, false, unfounded, unsubstantiated ▪ conflicting ▪ There are conflicting claims about the cause of the fire …   Collocations dictionary

  • claim — I n. 1) to enter, file, lodge, make, put forward, put in, submit; establish; press; substantiate a claim (she filed a claim for compensation) 2) to lay claim to; to stake, stake out a claim to 3) (esp. AE) to jump ( steal ) smb. s claim 4) to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Claim in bankruptcy — Bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy in the United States Authority · History U.S. Trustee Court  …   Wikipedia

  • claim in arrangement proceeding under the Bankruptcy Act — A proof of claim against the debtor or a claim scheduled by the debtor. 9 Am J2d Bankr § 1310 …   Ballentine's law dictionary


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