- the act of bragging
- Law a false boast or false statement that causes harm to another person
- Med. restless tossing or jerking of the body in severe illness
Origin of jactitationMedieval Latin jactitatio from Classical Latin jactitare, to utter, tell in public from jactare, to throw: see jet
- A false boasting or claim, especially one detrimental to the interests of another.
- Extreme restlessness or tossing in bed, as can occur with some forms of acute disease.
Origin of jactitationMedieval Latin iactitātiō iactitātiōn- false declaration from Latin iactitātus past participle of iactitāre to utter frequentative of iactāre to boast frequentative of iacere to throw ; see yē- in Indo-European roots.