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To claim possession of something

claim

verb

to say that something is yours, especially as a right

stake a claim (to/for something)

to say or show clearly that you consider that something is or should be yours

lay claim to something

to say officially that you believe that something belongs to you

have first call on

to be the first person who is offered something, for example the chance to buy something

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