Jactitation definition

jăktĭ-tāshən
A false boasting or claim, especially one detrimental to the interests of another.
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Extreme restlessness or tossing in bed, as can occur with some forms of acute disease.
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The act of bragging.
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(law) A false boast or false statement that causes harm to another person.
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(med.) Restless tossing or jerking of the body in severe illness.
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Extreme restlessness or tossing in bed, as can occur with some forms of acute disease.
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Bragging or boasting, especially in a false manner to another's detriment.
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(medicine) Extreme restlessness; tossing and turning in bed.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jactitation
Plural:
jactitations

Origin of jactitation

  • 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 yē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition