laying claim

noun
the act of taking possession of or power over something
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his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba

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the Nazi assumption of power in 1934

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he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts

Syn: ↑assumption
Derivationally related forms: ↑assume (for: ↑assumption)
Hypernyms: ↑acquisition

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