jactitation


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jactitation \Jac"ti*ta"tion\, n. [L. jactitare to utter in
   public, from jactare. See Jactancy.]
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   1. (Law) Vain boasting or assertions repeated to the
      prejudice of another's right; false claim. --Mozley & W.
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   2. (Med.) A frequent tossing or moving of the body;
      restlessness, as in delirium. --Dunglison.
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   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.
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