reclamation

[ rek-luh-mey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF reclamation

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Then it was that the reclamation of Joe Hollends was determined on.

She had her plan for Roger's reclamation, and was already in love with it.

The Reclamation Service is an experiment, a magnificent one.

What was it, say the year before the Reclamation Service went in there?

Where the means for reclamation fail then separation from society is advocated.

And South America is even worse, in spite of all the reclamation projects.

At the end he says that Morris' reclamation was not out of any good will to him.

It is a splendid undertaking, this reclamation of waste land.

In the first place, reclamation may mean two distinct things.

To reduce a hawk while in process of reclamation is no more than you will be obliged to do.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "a revoking" (of a grant, etc.), from Old French réclamacion and directly from Latin reclamationem (nominative reclamatio) "a cry of 'no,' a shout of disapproval," noun of action from past participle stem of reclamare "cry out against, protest" (see reclaim). From 1630s as "action of calling (someone) back" (from iniquity, etc.); meaning "action of claiming something taken awat" is from 1787. Of land from 1848.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RECLAMATION

claim

nounproperty, right demanded or reserved
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