There are 2 definitions of jactitation in English:

jactitation1

Syllabification: jac·ti·ta·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌjaktiˈtāSHən
 
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noun

Medicine
1The restless tossing of the body in illness.
1.1The twitching of a limb or muscle.
[expressive extension of jactation 'restless tossing', from Latin jactare 'to throw']

Phrases

jactitation of marriage

archaic False declaration that one is married to a specified person.
[jactitation in the sense 'public bragging', from medieval Latin jactitatio(n-) 'false declaration', from Latin jactitare 'to boast']
More example sentences
  • A suit of jactitation of marriage could be taken out against a person who had falsely asserted or boasted that he or she was married to another.
  • Part V makes fresh provision as to the powers of courts to make declarations relating to the status of a person and abolishes the right to petition for jactitation of marriage.
  • The Earl of Bristol had now himself become desirous of severing his nuptial tics, and he therefore was readily induced to concur in a process of jactitation of marriage in the ecclesiastical courts, which, by an adroit suppression of evidence, terminated in a decree of nullification.

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There are 2 definitions of jactitation in English:

jactitation2

Line breaks: jacti|ta¦tion
Pronunciation: /ʤaktɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/

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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'.

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