legal claim

Definition

noun
a statement that someone owns something legally
ExampleHe has no legal claim to the property.

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The inventor had a legal claim to the intellectual property, he developed the idea at work while working entirely alone.

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The judge told the young man's attorney that he must provide documentation that proved his legal claim to the painting in question.

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The oil company wanted to build a pipeline through the center of the town, but couldn't because one of the town's residents had a legal claim to the coveted land.

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