American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A false boasting or claim, especially one detrimental to the interests of another.
- n. Extreme restlessness or tossing in bed, as can occur with some forms of acute disease.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A frequent tossing to and fro, especially of the body, as in great pain or high fever; restlessness.
- n. Agitation.
- n. Vain boasting; bragging; in canon law, false boasting; insistence on a wrongful claim, to the annoyance and injury of another.
- n. In Louisiana, an action to recover damages for slander of title to land, or to obtain confirmation of title by a public recognition of it.
- n. bragging or boasting, especially in a false manner to another's detriment
- n. medicine extreme restlessness; tossing and turning in bed
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Law) Vain boasting or assertions repeated to the prejudice of another's right; false claim.
- n. (Med.) A frequent tossing or moving of the body; restlessness, as in delirium.
- n. (law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law)
- n. speaking of yourself in superlatives
- n. (pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness
- Medieval Latin iactitātiō, iactitātiōn-, false declaration, from Latin iactitātus, past participle of iactitāre, to utter, frequentative of iactāre, to boast, frequentative of iacere, to throw. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“We think it can be said in all fairness that the right of action for jactitation of marriage has never been recognized as warranted by the common law as it was introduced in and adopted by this country.”
“A sort of jactitation case, leading to pcriminal prosecution, was in the news just last week arthurQuote”
““Gay marriage” is an extreme case of jactitation, one in which State officials and courts are sometimes complicit.”
“It is urged by counsel for respondent that the allegation of nonmarriage as a ground for affirmative relief is warranted by the course of procedure at common law and is in the nature of a cross-bill setting forth the grounds of complaint in an action for jactitation of marriage.”
“Yes, Essentially, all you needed was mutual jactitation and you were legally married in the eyes of the Commonwealth.”
“It has not only been a question, Captain Shandy, amongst the (Vide Swinburn on Testaments, Part 7. para 8.) best lawyers and civilians in this land, continued Kysarcius, ‘Whether the mother be of kin to her child,’ — but, after much dispassionate enquiry and jactitation of the arguments on all sides — it has been adjudged for the negative — namely,”
“Great restlessness and jactitation set in with the renewal of the circulation in the extremities.”
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