reclamation

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noun rec·la·ma·tion \ˌre-klə-ˈmā-shən\

Definition of reclamation

  1. :  the act or process of reclaiming: such asa :  reformation, rehabilitationb :  restoration to use :  recovery

Examples of reclamation in a Sentence

  1. pumped water out of the field as part of the land reclamation program designed to provide farmers with more farmland

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Origin and Etymology of reclamation

French réclamation, from Latin reclamation-, reclamatio, from reclamare


RECLAMATION Defined for Kids

reclamation

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noun rec·la·ma·tion \ˌre-klə-ˈmā-shən\

Definition of reclamation for Students

  1. :  the act or process of recovering :  the state of being recovered


Law Dictionary

reclamation

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noun rec·la·ma·tion \ˌre-klə-ˈmā-shən\

Legal Definition of reclamation

  1. 1 :  the act or process of reclaiming the reclamation of goods delivered to an insolvent buyer

  2. 2 :  a right to reclaim (as under commercial law)



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