What does the word claim mean?

Usage examples for claim

  1. They've no claim on ye at all, at all. – Dick Lionheart by Mary Rowles Jarvis
  2. But the claim was not just, and to law he went. – The Disowned, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. And yet she did want to claim the girl as her very own, that she might know a real mother's love. – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody