demand
de·mand 1 n
1: a formal request or call for something (as payment for a debt) esp. based on a right or made with force
a shareholder must first make a demand on the corporation's board of directors to act — R. C. Clark
a written demand for payment
2: something demanded
any demand s against the estate see also claim
on demand: upon presentation and request for payment
demand 2 vt: to ask or call for with force, authority, or by legal right: claim as due
any party may demand a trial by jury of any issue triable of right by a juryFederal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 38(b)
de·mand·able adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

demand
I noun asking for what is due, assertion of legal right, authoritative request, behest, bidding, call, claim, command, emphatic inquiry, exigency, imperative request, imposition, legal claim, notice of claim, order, peremptory claim, request to perform, requirement, requisite, statement of claim, ultimatum associated concepts: actual demand, cross demand, demand and refusal, demand certificates, demand deposits, demand for payment, demand for relief, demand instruments, demand note, excessive demands, legal demand, notice and demand, on demand, presentment and demand, unreasonable demand foreign phrases:
- Rogationes, quaestiones, et positiones debent esse slmplices. — Demands, questions, and claims ought to be simple
II verb arrogate, ask, ask for with authority, assert a right to, assert one's rights, call for, claim, claim as one's due, command, direct, enjoin, exact, give notice, impose, insist, make application, order, present one's claim, press, request, require, urge associated concepts: actual demand, cross demand, demand and refusal, demand certificates, demand deposits, demand for payment, demand for relief, demand instruments, demand note, excessive demands, legal demand, notice and demand, on demand, presentment and demand, unreasonable demand foreign phrases:
- Nihil peti potest ante id tempus quo per rerum naturam persotvi possit. — Nothing can be demanded before the time when, in the nature of things, it can be paid.
- Judex non reddit plus quam quod petens ipse requirit. — A judge should not render judgments for a larger sum than the plaintiff demands.
III index call (demand), canon, cause of action, coerce, command, compel, compulsion (coercion), constrain (compel), detail (assign), dictate (noun), dictate (verb), direct (order), direction (order), directive, dun (noun), dun (verb), entail, exact, excise, excise (levy a tax), force (compulsion), force (coerce), importune, impose (enforce), insist, instruct (direct), levy, motion, necessitate, need (deprivation), need (requirement), need, order, outlet, petition, prerequisite, prescribe, press (constrain), request (noun), request (verb), require (compel), require (need), requirement, requisition, solicit, stress (strain), subpoena (noun), subpoena (verb), summon, ultimatum

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


demand
n.
An insistent request under a claim of right, requiring someone to do or relinquish something to the demander.
v.
To require or insist on something; to ask authoritatively.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


demand
A claim or an assertion of a legal right or a right to compensation. (See also: demand letter)
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


demand
1 n. A claim for money or other relief or the assertion of a legal right.
2 v. To claim money or other relief, or assert a legal right.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


demand
Peremptory allegation or assertion of a legal right.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


demand
Peremptory allegation or assertion of a legal right.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

demand
   1) v. to claim as a need, requirement or entitlement, as in to demand payment or performance under a contract. In a lawsuit for payment of a debt or performance of an act, the party suing (plaintiff) should allege that he/she/it demanded payment or performance.
   2) n. a claim, such as an unqualified request for payment or other action.
   3) the amount requested by a plaintiff (usually in writing) during negotiations to settle a lawsuit.
   4) adj. referring to a note payable at any time a request to pay is made.
   See also: demand note

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Demand — ist der Familienname von Christian Demand (* 1960), deutscher Kunstkritiker und seit 2006 Professor für Kunstgeschichte an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg Heinrich Demand (1902–1974), deutscher Politiker (SPD), nordrhein westfälischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Demand — De*mand , n. [F. demande, fr. demander. See {Demand}, v. t.] 1. The act of demanding; an asking with authority; a peremptory urging of a claim; a claiming or challenging as due; requisition; as, the demand of a creditor; a note payable on demand …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demand — [di mand′, dimänd′] vt. [ME demaunden < OFr demander, to demand < L demandare, to give in charge < de , away, from + mandare, to entrust: see MANDATE] 1. to ask for boldly or urgently 2. to ask for as a right or with authority 3. to… …   English World dictionary

  • demand — vb Demand, claim, require, exact are comparable not as close synonyms but as sharing the basic meaning to ask or call for something as due or as necessary or as strongly desired. Demand strongly implies peremptoriness or insistency; if the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Demand — De*mand , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Demanded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Demanding}.] [F. demander, LL. demandare to demand, summon, send word, fr. L. demandare to give in charge, intrust; de + mandare to commit to one s charge, commission, order, command. Cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • demand — You demand something from or (less commonly) of someone (demanded an apology from or of him), and you make a demand on someone for something (kept putting more demands on the overworked staff for their time) …   Modern English usage

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  • Demand — De*mand , v. i. To make a demand; to inquire. [1913 Webster] The soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? Luke iii. 14. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demand — To ask for with authority; claim as a right. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

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