Jactitation of marriage
Jactitation Jac"ti*ta"tion, n. [L. jactitare to utter in public, from jactare. See {Jactancy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Law) Vain boasting or assertions repeated to the prejudice of another's right; false claim. --Mozley & W. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) A frequent tossing or moving of the body; restlessness, as in delirium. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

{Jactitation of marriage} (Eng. Eccl. Law), a giving out or boasting by a party that he or she is married to another, whereby a common reputation of their matrimony may ensue. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • jactitation of marriage — noun see jactitation 1b * * * jactitation of marriage (law) Malicious pretence of being married to another person. • • • Main Entry: ↑jactitation * * * archaic false declaration that one is married to a specified person Origin: jactitation in the …   Useful english dictionary

  • jactitation of marriage — The wrongful boasting or giving out by a person that he or she is married to a certain person, contrary to the fact, whereby a common rumor of their marriage may ensue. See 3 Bl Comm 93 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • jactitation of marriage —  Note ctit . Falsely claiming to be someone’s wife or husband …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Jactitation — Jac ti*ta tion, n. [L. jactitare to utter in public, from jactare. See {Jactancy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Law) Vain boasting or assertions repeated to the prejudice of another s right; false claim. Mozley & W. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) A frequent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jactitation — Legal JactitationJactitation (from Lat. jactitare , to throw out publicly), in English law, is the maliciously boasting or giving out by one party that he or she is married to the other.In such a case, in order to prevent the common repudiation… …   Wikipedia

  • marriage — Legal union of one man and one woman as husband and wife. Singer v. Kara, 11 Wash.App. 247, 522 P.2d 1187, 1193. Marriage, as distinguished from the agreement to marry and from the act of becoming married, is the legal status, condition, or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • marriage — Legal union of one man and one woman as husband and wife. Singer v. Kara, 11 Wash.App. 247, 522 P.2d 1187, 1193. Marriage, as distinguished from the agreement to marry and from the act of becoming married, is the legal status, condition, or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • jactitation — /jaektateyshan/ Boasting of something which is challenged by another. A false boasting; a false claim; assertions repeated to the prejudice of another s right. The species of defamation or disparagement of another s title to real estate known at… …   Black's law dictionary

  • jactitation — /jaektateyshan/ Boasting of something which is challenged by another. A false boasting; a false claim; assertions repeated to the prejudice of another s right. The species of defamation or disparagement of another s title to real estate known at… …   Black's law dictionary

  • jactitation —   n. jactation; false claim.    ♦ jactitation of marriage, false claim to be married to a person …   Dictionary of difficult words

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