2. To call back from flight or disorderly action; to call to, for the purpose of subduing or quieting. The headstrong horses hurried Octavius . . . Along, and were deaf to his reclaiming them. (Dryden)
4. Hence: To reduce to a desired state by discipline, labour, cultivation, or the like; to rescue from being wild, desert, waste, submerged, or the like; as, to reclaim wild land, overflowed land, etc.
5. To call back to rectitude from moral wandering or transgression; to draw back to correct deportment or course of life; to reform. It is the intention of providence, in all the various expressions of his goodness, to reclaim mankind. (Rogers)
7. To exclaim against; to gainsay.
Origin: F. Reclamer, L. Reclamare, reclamatum, to cry out against; pref. Re- re- _ clamare to call or cry aloud. See Claim.