The restless tossing of the body in illness.
- 1.1The twitching of a limb or muscle.
Mid 17th century expressive extension of earlier jactation ‘restless tossing’, from Latin jactare ‘to throw’.
- jactitation of marriage
False declaration that one is married to a specified person.
Late 17th century from medieval Latin jactitatio(n-) ‘false declaration’, from Latin jactitare ‘to boast’.