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Claim of Right

Claim of Right

Definition

1. In property, the claim that someone in adverse possession of land intends to claim the land as 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. 3. In criminal law, a defense to a charge of robbery or theft whereby a defendant claims that he had a justifiable right to take specific property from another individual, even by force or by mistake.

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