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jactitation

[ jak-ti-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌdʒæk tɪˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun
Law. a false boast or claim that causes injury to another.
Pathology. jactation (def. 2).
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Origin of jactitation

1625–35; <Medieval Latin jactitātiōn- (stem of jactitātiō) tossing, equivalent to Latin jactitāt(us) (past participle of jactitāre, frequentative of jactāre to throw about; see jactation) + -iōn--ion
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British Dictionary definitions for jactitation

jactitation
/ (ˌdʒæktɪˈteɪʃən) /

noun
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

Word Origin for jactitation

C17: from Medieval Latin jactitātiō, from Latin jacitāre to utter publicly, from jactitāre to toss about; see jactation
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Medical definitions for jactitation

jactitation
[ jăk′tĭ-tāshən ]

n.
Extreme restlessness or tossing in bed, as with some forms of acute disease.
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