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Webster 1913 Edition


Jactitation

Jac′ti-ta′tion

,
Noun.
[L.
jactitare
to utter in public, from
jactare
. See
Jactancy
.]
1.
(Law)
Vain boasting or assertions repeated to the prejudice of another’s right; false claim.
Mozley & W.
2.
(Med.)
A frequent tossing or moving of the body; restlessness, as in delirium.
Dunglison.
Jactitation of marriage
(Eng. Eccl. Law)
,
a giving out or boasting by a party that he or she is married to another, whereby a common reputation of their matrimony may ensue.
Blackstone.

Webster 1828 Edition


Jactitation

JAC'TITATION

,
Noun.
[L. jactito,jacto. It ought rather to be jactation, L. jactatio.]
1.
A tossing of the body; restlessness.
2.
A term in the canon law for a false pretension to marriage; vain boasting.

Definition 2021


jactitation

jactitation

English

Noun

jactitation (plural jactitations)

  1. bragging or boasting, especially in a false manner to another's detriment
  2. (medicine) extreme restlessness; tossing and turning in bed