Definition of Jactitation

1. Noun. Speaking of yourself in superlatives.

Exact synonyms: Boast, Boasting, Self-praise
Generic synonyms: Speech Act
Specialized synonyms: Brag, Bragging, Crow, Crowing, Gasconade, Line-shooting, Vaporing, Bluster, Braggadocio, Rhodomontade, Rodomontade, Vaunt, Self-assertion
Derivative terms: Boast

2. Noun. (law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law).
Generic synonyms: Lie, Prevarication
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

3. Noun. (pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness.
Exact synonyms: Jactation
Generic synonyms: Queasiness, Restlessness, Uneasiness
Category relationships: Pathology
Derivative terms: Jactitate

Definition of Jactitation

1. n. Vain boasting or assertions repeated to the prejudice of another's right; false claim.

Definition of Jactitation

1. Noun. bragging or boasting, especially in a false manner to another's detriment ¹

2. Noun. (medicine) extreme restlessness; tossing and turning in bed ¹

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Definition of Jactitation

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Medical Definition of Jactitation

1. 1. Vain boasting or assertions repeated to the prejudice of another's right; false claim. 2. A frequent tossing or moving of the body; restlessness, as in delirium. Jactitation of marriage, 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. Origin: L. Jactitare to utter in public, from jactare. See Jactancy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Jactitation

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Literary usage of Jactitation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Samuel March Phillipps (1822)
"A cause of jactitation is ranked as a cause of defamation only, and not as a matrimonial cause, unless when the defendant pleads a marriage: and, ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on Divorce and Matrimonial Jurisdiction Under the Act by John Fraser Macqueen (1858)
"jactitation OF MARRIAGE. 1. Common before Lord Hardwicke's Act. 4. Proposal to abolish the suit. 5. Retention of it. 2. But since rare. 3. ..."

3. The Judicial Dictionary, of Words and Phrases Judicially Interpreted, to by Frederick Stroud (1903)
"jactitation - JETTISON jactitation. — jactitation of Marriage, is an action (originally Ecclesiastical) for the ..."

4. The Rights and Liabilities of Husband and Wife by John Fraser Macqueen (1905)
"jactitation of marriage is when " one of the parties boasts or jactitation of gives out that he or she is married to the other, ..."

5. The Practice of the Ecclesiastical Courts: With Forms and Tables of Costs by Henry Charles Coote (1847)
"jactitation OF MARRIAGE. THIS is a suit of very unfrequent occurrence, ... jactitation may be defined to be a malicious boast or report of marriage, ..."

6. An Epitome of the Laws of Probate and Divorce by James Carter Harrison (1883)
"jactitation of Marriage. jactitation of jactitation of marriage occurs where one party " boasts or gives out that he or she is married to the other, ..."

7. Yellow fever, considered in its historical, pathological, etiological, and by René La Roche (1855)
"RESTLESSNESS AND jactitation.—In few forms of disease do we find the patient to exhibit a greater degree of anxiety, restlessness, and jactitation than in ..."

8. The Amazing Duchess: Being the Romantic History of Elizabeth Chudleigh, Maid by Charles E. Pearce (1911)
"This process was known as "jactitation of marriage," and we can imagine hosts of fine ladies ... jactitation of marriage, according to this authority, ..."

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