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jactitation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jactitation  \Jac"ti*ta"tion\,  n.  [L.  jactitare  to  utter  in 
  public,  from  jactare.  See  {Jactancy}.] 
  1.  (Law)  Vain  boasting  or  assertions  repeated  to  the 
  prejudice  of  another's  right  false  claim.  --Mozley  &  W. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  A  frequent  tossing  or  moving  of  the  body; 
  restlessness,  as  in  delirium.  --Dunglison. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jactitation 
  n  1:  speaking  of  yourself  in  superlatives  [syn:  {boast},  {boasting}, 
  {self-praise}] 
  2:  a  false  boast  that  can  harm  others  especially  a  false  claim 
  to  be  married  to  someone  (formerly  actionable  at  law) 
  3:  (pathology)  extremely  restless  tossing  and  twitching  usually 
  by  a  person  with  a  severe  illness  [syn:  {jactation}] 




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