He said it was likely that the Swiss government would have collected any unclaimed cash in the accounts by now.
The unclaimed attack killed five people and infected 17, adding to the anxiety of the time.
Not an unclaimed backpack that could contain a bomb, not a mysterious white powdered substance—a peanut.
Some identified remains were unclaimed by families that had already held funerals for other parts of their loved ones.
If an aspiring head of state happens to find land that is yet unclaimed, recognition is still highly unlikely.
A collection of some of the unclaimed dead was in the Morgue, and every one was allowed to enter.
Unsought by him, unclaimed, in every common sense a stranger to him—how could she belong to him?
The amount of unclaimed land was so large in Flanders that the first new-comer was allowed to till it.
All unclaimed,” Macdonald said significantly, “and none of recent date.
Why, bless me, you would think that Argentine was peopled with unclaimed babies and stiff with missing heirs.'
c.1300, "to call, call out; to ask or demand by virtue of right or authority," from accented stem of Old French clamer "to call, name, describe; claim; complain; declare," from Latin clamare "to cry out, shout, proclaim," from PIE *kele- (2) "to shout," imitative (cf. Sanskrit usakala "cock," literally "dawn-calling;" Latin calare "to announce solemnly, call out;" Middle Irish cailech "cock;" Greek kalein "to call," kelados "noise," kledon "report, fame;" Old High German halan "to call;" Old English hlowan "to low, make a noise like a cow;" Lithuanian kalba "language"). Related: Claimed; claiming.
Meaning "to maintain as true" is from 1864; specific sense "to make a claim" (on an insurance company) is from 1897. Claim properly should not stray too far from its true meaning of "to demand recognition of a right."
early 14c., "a demand of a right; right of claiming," from Old French claime "claim, complaint," from clamer (see claim (v.)). Meaning "thing claimed or demanded" is from 1792; specifically "piece of land allotted and taken" (chiefly U.S. and Australia, in reference to mining) is from 1851. Insurance sense is from 1878.