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reclamation (n.)

late 15c., reclamacion, "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 as a possession something taken away" is from 1787. Of waste land from 1848; the notion is "action of subduing to fitness or use;" of used or waste material or objects, by 1937.

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Definitions of reclamation from WordNet

reclamation (n.)
the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation;
Synonyms: renewal / rehabilitation
reclamation (n.)
rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course;
the reclamation of delinquent children
Synonyms: reformation
reclamation (n.)
the recovery of useful substances from waste products;
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