jactitation
noun Etymology: Late Latin jactitation-, jactitatio, from jactitare, frequentative of Latin jactare to throw — more at jet Date: 1665 a tossing to and fro or jerking and twitching of the body

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  • jactitation — index jactation, rodomontade Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 jactitation …   Law dictionary

  • 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 — [jak΄ti tā′shən] n. [ML jactitatio < L jactitare, to utter, tell in public < jactare, to throw: see JET1] 1. the act of bragging 2. Law a false boast or false statement that causes harm to another person 3. Med. restless tossing or jerking… …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • 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 — /jak ti tay sheuhn/, n. 1. Law. a false boast or claim that causes injury to another. 2. Pathol. jactation (def. 2). [1625 35; < ML jactitation (s. of jactitatio) tossing, equiv. to L jactitat(us) (ptp. of jactitare, freq. of jactare to throw… …   Universalium

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

  • jactitation — noun /ˌdʒæktɪˈteɪʃən/ a) bragging or boasting, especially in a false manner to anothers detriment b) extreme restlessness; tossing and turning in bed …   Wiktionary

  • jactitation — jac·ti·ta·tion .jak tə tā shən n a tossing to and fro or jerking and twitching of the body or its parts: excessive restlessness esp. in certain psychiatric disorders jac·ti·tate jak tə .tāt vt, tat·ed; tat·ing * * * n. restless tossing and… …   Medical dictionary

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