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1. A false boasting or claim, especially one detrimental to the interests of another.
2. Extreme restlessness or tossing in bed, as can occur with some forms of acute disease.

[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.]
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1. the act of boasting
2. (Law) 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. (Pathology) 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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(dʒækˈteɪ ʃən)

an abnormally restless tossing of the body.
[1570–80; < Latin jactātiō shaking, jolting]
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jactitating, jactitation, jactation - If you toss and turn at night, you are jactitating; jactitation or jactation is restless tossing or twitching.
See also related terms for toss.
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Medicine. twitching of the muscles or of other parts of the body. Also called jactation.
See also: Body, Human
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jactitation - speaking of yourself in superlatives
speech act - the use of language to perform some act
crowing, gasconade, line-shooting, vaporing, brag, bragging, crow - an instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his fight"; "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"
braggadocio, rhodomontade, rodomontade, bluster - vain and empty boasting
vaunt - extravagant self-praise
self-assertion - the act of putting forth your own opinions in a boastful or inconsiderate manner that implies you feel superior to others
2.jactitation - (law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law)
lie, prevarication - a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
3.jactitation - (pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness
queasiness, restlessness, uneasiness - inability to rest or relax or be still
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
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Reading out an 18-page written verdict on Meeras petition against jactitation of marriage, the judge ruled that Thenikkahnamais not false, and that anikkah khwanconfirmed her nikkah to Rehman.
LAHORE -- A local family court on Monday dismissed a jactitation of marriage suit filed by actress Meera declaring her nikhanama (marriage certificate) with businessman Attiqur Rehman a valid one, however, cancelled the same on the basis of khula (cancellation of marriage) sought by her.
Family Court Judge Babar Nadeem passed these orders while dismissing a jactitation of marriage suit, filed by actress Irtiza Rubab, after declaring that it was based on a lie.