jactitation

jactitation

[jak-ti-tey-shuhn]
noun
1.
Law. a false boast or claim that causes injury to another.
2.
Pathology, jactation ( def 2 ).

Origin:
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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jactitation (ˌdʒæktɪˈteɪʃən)
 
n
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 jactation]

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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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