Definitions

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  • v. To claim too much.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ claim

Examples

  • He suggests he doesn; t want to "overclaim" on the NHS.

    The Latest From www.politics.co.uk

  • Creative managers could hide expenses and overclaim revenues and auditors would be SOL

    Think Progress » Boeing Complains About Losing Health Care Tax Break Despite Being One Of Least Taxed Big Corporations

  • · It should be a criminal offence to knowingly overclaim - just as it is a criminal offence to knowingly overclaim benefits.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • And I'm sorry, but an £8,000 overclaim on a mortgage can never really be 'an honest mistake' unless there was some desperate incompetence at play from Clare Short.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Hannah DennyNew Richmond, WisconsinYour article tumbles into the trap that legal scholar Stephen Morse calls the "brain-overclaim syndrome" — the trendy tendency to "explain" human behavior by pointing to brain circuits that light up while we're behaving.

    Turkey and the EU

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Don't fake it; don't overclaim; don't trivialize where it is this product this round (ph) fit in people's lives.

    CNN Transcript Nov 19, 2001

  • SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL: I'll tell you what we know -- and I don't want to overclaim here because, in fact, we've got different reports throughout the course of the day.

    Background Briefing On The Violence In The Mideast

  • One is -- and I don't think it applies, though, we've got to be careful; I don't want to overclaim.

    Health Care Discussion With Small Business Owners

  • A plaintiff makes an overclaim in the object when, for instance, he sues for twenty aurei while only ten are owing to him, or when, being only part owner of property, he sues to recover the whole or a greater portion of it than he is entitled to.

    The Institutes of Justinian

  • Overclaim in respect of specification closely resembles overclaim in respect of place, and may be exemplified by a man's stipulating from you 'do you promise to convey Stichus or ten aurei?' and then suing for the one or the other -- that is to say, either for the slave only, or for the money only.

    The Institutes of Justinian

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