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- n. the act of taking possession of or power over something
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The army has been been laying claim to everything-they use a lot of supplies. "
She began moving pots and pans around, theatrically, as though she were laying claim to them anew, restaking her territory, now that she was back.
Ordinarily, someone else wishing to conjure a “dead” sigil into fresh activity would intone a rather lengthy incantation laying claim to it.
“Every lowlife within a hundred miles of Savannah is laying claim to that reward,” Duncan said.
“The Cassadas are laying claim to that field; they’re sayin it’s theirs by deed.”