Law. a false boast or claim that causes injury to another.
Pathology. jactation (def. 2).
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How to use jactitation in a sentence
Great restlessness and jactitation set in with the renewal of the circulation in the extremities.
Nevertheless it was not produced at the hearing of the case for jactitation in the Consistory Court.Historic Oddities | Sabine Baring-Gould
jactitation of marriage is cognizable in the Ecclesiastical Courts.
The patient becomes dull and lethargic, passing into stupor after great restlessness and jactitation.
British Dictionary definitions for jactitation
the act of boasting
a false boast or claim that tends to harm another person, esp a false assertion that one is married to another, formerly actionable at law
Also called: jactation pathol restless tossing in bed, characteristic of severe fevers and certain mental disorders
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