lay claim

Definitions of lay claim
  1. verb
    demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
    synonyms: arrogate, claim
    claim, take
    lay claim to; as of an idea
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    forego, forfeit, forgo, give up, throw overboard, waive
    lose ( or lose the right to ( by some error, offense, or crime
    put forward a claim and assert right or possession of
    demand and take for use or service, especially by military or public authority for public service
    arrogate, assign
    make undue claims to having
    type of:
    bespeak, call for, quest, request
    express the need or desire for; ask for
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