- boasting; bragging.
- Pathology. a restless tossing of the body.
Origin of jactation
1570–80; < Latin jactātiōn- (stem of jactātiō) bragging, equivalent to jactāt(us) (past participle of jactāre, frequentative of jacere to throw) + -iōn- -ion
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- rare the act of boasting
- pathol another word for jactitation (def. 3)
C16: from Latin jactātiō bragging, from jactāre to flourish, from jacere to throw