Main definitions of jactitation in English

: jactitation1jactitation2

jactitation1

Pronunciation /ˌjaktəˈtāSH(ə)n/ /ˌdʒæktəˈteɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

  • 1Medicine
    The restless tossing of the body in illness.

    1. 1.1The twitching of a limb or muscle.

Origin

Mid 17th century expressive extension of earlier jactation ‘restless tossing’, from Latin jactare ‘to throw’.

Main definitions of jactitation in English

: jactitation1jactitation2

jactitation2

Pronunciation /ˌjaktəˈtāSH(ə)n/ /ˌdʒæktəˈteɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

Phrases

    jactitation of marriage
    archaic
    • False declaration that one is married to a specified person.

Origin

Late 17th century from medieval Latin jactitatio(n-) ‘false declaration’, from Latin jactitare ‘to boast’.