Main definitions of jactitation in English

: jactitation1jactitation2

jactitation1

noun

Medicine
  • 1[mass noun] The restless tossing of the body in illness.

    1. 1.1 The twitching of a limb or muscle.

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

jactitation

/ˌdʒaktɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/

Main definitions of jactitation in English

: jactitation1jactitation2

jactitation2

noun

in phrase 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.

Pronunciation:

jactitation

/ˌdʒaktɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/