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jactitation

[jak-ti-tey-shuh n] /ˌdʒæk tɪˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
Law. a false boast or claim that causes injury to another.
2.
Pathology, jactation (def 2).
Origin
1625-1635
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
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
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin jactitātiō, from Latin jacitāre to utter publicly, from jactitāre to toss about; see jactation
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jactitation in Medicine

jactitation jac·ti·ta·tion (jāk'tĭ-tā'shən)
n.
Extreme restlessness or tossing in bed, as in with some forms of acute disease.

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