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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. "

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • 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.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • Ordinarily, someone else wishing to conjure a “dead” sigil into fresh activity would intone a rather lengthy incantation laying claim to it.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • “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.”

    The Chisholms


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