jactitation definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Midieval Latin jactitatio ; from Classical Latin jactitare, to utter, tell in public ; from jactare, to throw: see jet
jactitation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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: Medieval 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.
jactitation - Medical Definition