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Definition of "jactitation" []

  • A false boasting or claim, especially one detrimental to the interests of another. (noun)
  • Extreme restlessness or tossing in bed, as can occur with some forms of acute disease. (noun)
  • The act of boasting (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • 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 (noun)
  • Restless tossing in bed, characteristic of severe fevers and certain mental disorders (noun)

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Use "jactitation" in a sentence
  • "On the twentieth, wild delirium, On the twentieth, wild delirium, jactitation, passed no urine; small drinks were retained."
  • "But unmixed hydromel, rather than the diluted, produces frothy evacuations, such as are unseasonably and intensely bilious, and too hot; but such an evacuation occasions other great mischiefs, for it neither extinguishes the heat in the hypochondria, but rouses it, induces inquietude, and jactitation of the limbs, and ulcerates the intestines and anus."
  • "Essentially, all you needed was mutual jactitation and you were legally married in the eyes of the Commonwealth."