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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