A claim supported by a reason is called a "contention".
The word "contention" is technical vocabulary. It is the special word we use for a claim for which some evidence has been provided.
Note that very often, logicians use the word "conclusion" where we are using "contention". Unfortunately "conclusion" is rather misleading in a number of ways.
A contention is a claim for which some evidence is presented, whether for or against. Logicians often use the word "conclusion" to refer to a contention.
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