|1.||the act of boasting|
|2.||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|
|3.||pathol Also called: jactation restless tossing in bed, characteristic of severe fevers and certain mental disorders|
|[C17: from Medieval Latin jactitātiō, from Latin jacitāre to utter publicly, from jactitāre to toss about; see |
jactitation jac·ti·ta·tion (jāk'tĭ-tā'shən)
Extreme restlessness or tossing in bed, as in with some forms of acute disease.