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Definition 1: (pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness - [noun denoting attribute]

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(jactitation is a kind of ...) inability to rest or relax or be still

(jactitation belongs to category ...) the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases

Definition 2: speaking of yourself in superlatives - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for jactitation in the sense of this definition

(jactitation is a kind of ...) the use of language to perform some act

(... is a kind of jactitation ) an instance of boastful talk

"his brag is worse than his fight" "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"

(... is a kind of jactitation ) vain and empty boasting

(... is a kind of jactitation ) extravagant self-praise

(... is a kind of jactitation ) the act of putting forth your own opinions in a boastful or inconsiderate manner that implies you feel superior to others

Definition 3: (law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law) - [noun denoting communication]

(jactitation is a kind of ...) a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth

(jactitation belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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