Law. a false boast or claim that causes injury to another.
Origin of jactitation
< 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
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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Extreme restlessness or tossing in bed, as with some forms of acute disease.
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