To lay claim to

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The king had ordered him to lay claim to a fixed salary; but the representatives of the people insisted upon paying him only such sums from year to year as they saw fit."
Russians, when abroad, are over-apt to play the poltroon, to watch all their words, and to wonder what people are thinking of their conduct, or whether such and such a thing is 'comme il faut.' In short, they are over-apt to cosset themselves, and to lay claim to great importance.
Verdis is currently rightful towards its claim as it is the oldest active entity to lay claim to the strip of land as Croatia nor Serbia lay claim to the land according to the Croatia-Serbia border dispute.
Twenty-four hours later, another faction loyal to Chief Mrs Adebayo, called a press conference to lay claim to the title.
Summary: Kuala Lumpur: Supporters of an armed bid by Filipino intruders to lay claim to a ...
We persevered and exposed this travesty of justice but the episode raises important questions about a government that likes to lay claim to transparency.
It has revealed that 41 per cent of Scots were able to lay claim to second or third language skills - the highest percentage in the UK.
The last man to lay claim to the feat was Gordon Sample, who proved his point by clearing the viaduct FOUR times in September 1962.
Kuchma in a statement urging him to firm leadership and an "examination of conscience." "When the president as guarantor of the Constitution does not fulfill his responsibilities, the guarantors become the people who go out into the central squares to lay claim to the truth," read the statement, which also charged the government with "criminal and anti-constitutional acts."
Kewell, valued at at least pounds 6m, has been the subject of intense speculation, withManchester United and Arsenal the leading candidates to lay claim to his signature.
Lawson's text is fashioned around a series of "beginnings" and "attempts," both his and hers, and Schimmel proposes not only Owens's early work but student work in general as a model for her continuing approach, writing that her "reluctance to lay claim to a fixed position might at one time have been attributed to youth (certainly it is characteristic of much student work) but is now an integral aspect of Owens's methodology."
The family, from Upper Wedal, near Roath, were the first caretakers of what is now Cathays Cemetery, and now a distant descendant is searching for someone to lay claim to the family's fortune.