laying claim

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Noun1.laying claim - the act of taking possession of or power over something; "his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba"; "the Nazi assumption of power in 1934"; "he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts"
acquisition - the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; "the acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another"
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NLC had dismissed the letters, on whose strength two self-help groups were laying claim to land ownership, as forgeries.
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By objecting to the opening of the CJ and TP link canals Sindh is actually laying claim to 90% of Tarbela water.