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Noun: jactitation  ,jak-ti'tey-shun
  1. Speaking of oneself in a positive way with too much pride or self-indulgence
    - boast, boasting, self-praise, skite [Austral, NZ, informal]
  2. (law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law)
  3. (pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness
    - jactation

Derived forms: jactitations

Type of: lie[2], prevarication, queasiness, restlessness, speech act, uneasiness

Encyclopedia: Jactitation