stake (one's) claim

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stake (one's) claim

To assert one's ownership of or right to something. John rushed to New York to stake his claim to his father's inheritance money.
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stake (out) a/your ˈclaim to somebody/something

say that you have a special interest in somebody/something, or have a right to own something, especially to warn other people not to take it: Both countries have staked out a claim to the land.If you staked out your claim to some land, you put stakes (= wooden posts) in the ground to mark the limits of land that you claimed was yours.
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IANS Thiruvananthapuram Contrary to speculation, media baron and Janata Dal-U supremo MP Veerendra Kumar who bid goodbye to the Congress-led UDF and is set to join the ruling CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front, will not stake claim to the Rajya Sabha seat that he resigned in December, said a top party leader.
Summary: Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), September 15 (ANI): The administration here on Friday has sealed the Janata Dal (United) [JD(U)] office in the Professors Colony due to the feud between veteran leader Sharad Yadav and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar factions, as both stake claim over it.
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In fact, the decision to stake claim for Leader of Opposition post was taken by the Sena leadership after it did not receive any communication from the BJP regarding its demands.
A: Coastal nations already have the right to stake claim to their continental shelf 200 miles beyond their shores.
Bhushan said the party will not stake claim to form government and prefer to sit in the opposition.
Thakre said that the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) would have to forgo six assembly seats and that Congress would also stake claim to the three Assembly seats presently being held by the supporters of Revenue Minister Narayan Rane.
With a winter storm expected to dump up to 8 inches of rain on parts of Southern California through today, parade-goers were deciding whether to spend the night guarding curbside seats along Colorado Boulevard or to stake claim a few feet back where they could be protected from the rain.
As a "black writer," I stake claim to a past and present that insure I will finish my second book, a third book, and, hopefully, many more after that.
Most recently, she alleged that her brother Deepak invited her to Poes Garden in order to kill her so that he can stake claim of Veda Nilayam, the residence of 'Amma'.
However, Prasad's children have already gone on the overdrive to stake claim over the "winnable" seats after finding the caste equation in their favour.
Sources in the Delhi government said that neither the Congress nor the BJP was likely to stake claim.
Anytime you play a conference rival, let alone someone who's in your own building, you want to stake claim to this territory,'' he said.
That was how Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda's candidature for the post of India's 11th prime minister was described in the corridors of power in New Delhi during 1996, when no single party could stake claim to form a government in the world's largest democracy.
A group of Congress leaders, led by state incharge Chaudhary Birender Singh and state party chief Yashpal Arya, met governor Margaret Alva and submitted letters of support from the Independents and UKD's Pritam Panwar to stake claim for forming the government.