Claim of Right


claim of right
n.
(1) In property, the claim that someone in adverse possession of land intends to claim the land as his or her own.
(2) In taxation, the requirement that a taxpayer report all income for the year, even if some of it might have to be repaid in a later year.

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


Claim of Right
the Scottish counterpart of the English Declaration of Right of 1689, to the effect that James VII of Scotland (and II of England) had forfeited his right to the throne (which was then offered to William and Mary). See bill of rights.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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  • claim of right — claim of ownership, right and title As regards adverse possession, claim of land as one s own to hold it for oneself. Claim of right, claim of title and claim of ownership are synonymous. Claimant s intention to claim in hostility to real owner.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • claim of right — claim of ownership, right and title As regards adverse possession, claim of land as one s own to hold it for oneself. Claim of right, claim of title and claim of ownership are synonymous. Claimant s intention to claim in hostility to real owner.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • claim of right — An entry upon land with the intent to claim the land and to hold it; the intention of a disseisor to appropriate and use land as his own to the exclusion of all others, irrespective of any semblance or shadow of actual title or right. Guaranty… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Claim of Right Act 1689 — Claim of Right redirects here. For other uses, see Claim of Right (disambiguation). The Claim of Right is an Act passed by the Parliament of Scotland in April 1689. It is one of the key documents of Scottish constitutional law. Contents 1… …   Wikipedia

  • Claim of Right (disambiguation) — Claim of Right can refer to: Claim of Right Act 1689, an Act of the Parliament of Scotland, confirming the succession to the throne of William II and Mary II following the Glorious Revolution in England Claim of Right 1989, a document crafted by… …   Wikipedia

  • Claim of Right 1989 — Scotland This article is part of the series: Politics and government of Scotland …   Wikipedia

  • Claim of right doctrine — Part of a series on Taxation Taxation in the United States …   Wikipedia

  • claim of right doctrine — As contemplated under doctrine of adverse possession is simply that claimant is in possession as owner, with intent to claim the land as his or her own, and not in recognition of or subordination to record title owner. Sisson v. Koelle, 10… …   Black's law dictionary

  • claim of right doctrine — As contemplated under doctrine of adverse possession is simply that claimant is in possession as owner, with intent to claim the land as his or her own, and not in recognition of or subordination to record title owner. Sisson v. Koelle, 10… …   Black's law dictionary

  • claim — n [Old French, from clamer to call, claim, from Latin clamare to shout, proclaim] 1 a: a demand for something (as money) due or believed to be due; specif: a demand for a benefit (as under the workers compensation law) or contractual payment (as… …   Law dictionary


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