- 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 iactit&amacron;ti&omacron;, iactit&amacron;ti&omacron;n-, false declaration, from Latin iactit&amacron;tus, past participle of iactit&amacron;re, to utter, frequentative of iact&amacron;re, to boast, frequentative of iacere, to throw; see y&emacron;- in Indo-European roots.