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to claim the return or restoration of, as a right or possession.



1. to bring (uncultivated areas or wasteland) into a condition for cultivation or other use.
2. to recover (substances) in a pure or usable form from refuse, discarded articles, etc.
3. to bring back to a more positive or wholesome way of life; rescue or reform.
4. to tame.
6. reclamation: beyond reclaim.
[1250–1300; (v.) Middle English recla(i)men < Old French reclamer (tonic s. reclaim-) < Latin reclāmāre to cry out against]
re•claim′a•ble, adj.
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To occupy or take again:
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You could come off UC in June, not bother reapplying in July and August, and then when you re-claim in September, you won't have too many surplus earnings to take into account.
Even if Jones wins on Tuesday, many Democrats expect the GOP to re-claim the seat when the term expires at the end of 2020.
Payor retains the right to re-claim upon judicial resolution of this issue.
Without getting into my usual rant about stolen titles etc, I say that any one of those Welsh women has the ethical right to claim, re-claim, the title Princess of Wales.
Operation Dignity, Haftar then explained, sought not only to drive out the Islamists, but to re-claim the honour of the uniformed officers who had been side-lined by militias.
Only Corbyn has suggested or shown commitment to taking these vital resources back into public control Only he is prepared to do what the Brexiters, Tories and the right will not, take back these national treasures and re-claim what is ours.
He said that it is high time to re-claim NAB from the incompetent chairmanship of Qamar Zaman Choudhary.
Northumberland development group Arch has plans to re-claim the former Blyth Power Station site to turn it into the East Sleekburn Enterprise Zone
Northumberland development group Arch is outlining plans to re-claim the former Blyth Power Station site to turn it into the East Sleekburn Enterprise Zone, which it hopes will become a jobs hub for the energy, marine, oil and gas sectors.
Heathrow Express' smart screens, which are situated in the baggage re-claim area at Heathrow and show live price and journey time comparisons between taxis and the airport's train service to central London, now shows Cantonese and five European languages.
FVHF's hopes to re-claim the regions "Top Hop Producing" title for the area, with a high quality hops variety product.
And he wants to cap a super first campaign with boss Carlos Carvalhal's side by helping them win the play-offs and re-claim the top flight status they surrendered 16 years ago.