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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.]


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]


(dʒækˈteɪ ʃən)

an abnormally restless tossing of the body.
[1570–80; < Latin jactātiō shaking, jolting]
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.


Medicine. twitching of the muscles or of other parts of the body. Also called jactation.
See also: Body, Human
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
References in periodicals archive ?
He said Ms Aliya had also filed a suit for jactitation of marriage which was decided in her favour by a civil judge in Hangu and the so-called nikah mentioned by her father was declared null and void.
She had filed on June 26 a jactitation of marriage suit against Khan and the case was pending with a family court in Sillanwali, Sargodha district.
The matters under the jurisdiction of Family Courts, mentioned in its schedule, consist of two parts: Part-I of the Schedule consists of nine subjects which are; (1) Dissolution of marriage, (2) Dower, (3) Maintenance, (4) Restitution of conjugal Rights, (5) Custody of children and visitation rights of the parents, (6) Guardianship, (7) Jactitation of marriage, (8) Dowry, (9) Personal property and belongings of a wife.