- Law. a false boast or claim that causes injury to another.
- Pathology. jactation(def 2).
- the act of boasting
- a false boast or claim that tends to harm another person, esp a false assertion that one is married to another, formerly actionable at law
- Also called: jactation pathol restless tossing in bed, characteristic of severe fevers and certain mental disorders
- Extreme restlessness or tossing in bed, as with some forms of acute disease.