to lay claim to (the throne): to make a claim to, to claim, to assert one's rights to, to demand (the throne)
Britain and France both laid claim to the new continent, asserting that it is their own.
An American man has laid claim to being the tallest person in the world. Officials are still in the process of confirming this.
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