Definitions for: Jactitation


[n] (pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness
[n] a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law)
[n] speaking of yourself in superlatives



Webster (1913) Definition: Jac"ti*ta"tion, n. [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.

Synonyms: boast, boasting, jactation, self-praise

See Also: bluster, brag, braggadocio, bragging, crow, crowing, lie, line-shooting, prevarication, restlessness, rhodomontade, rodomontade, self-assertion, speech act, uneasiness, vaporing, vaunt


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