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 for jactitation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jactitation \Jac"ti*ta"tion\, n. [L. jactitare to utter in
     public, from jactare. See Jactancy.]
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     1. (Law) Vain boasting or assertions repeated to the
        prejudice of another's right; false claim. --Mozley & W.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Med.) A frequent tossing or moving of the body;
        restlessness, as in delirium. --Dunglison.
        [1913 Webster]
     Jactitation of marriage (Eng. Eccl. Law), a giving out or
        boasting by a party that he or she is married to another,
        whereby a common reputation of their matrimony may ensue.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: speaking of yourself in superlatives [syn: boast,
           boasting, self-praise, jactitation]
      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 [syn: jactitation,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "jactitation":
     ague, bluster, boast, boastfulness, boasting, bombast, brag,
     braggadocio, braggartism, bragging, bravado, bumpiness, chattering,
     chorea, cold shivers, conceit, fanfaronade, fits and starts,
     gasconade, gasconism, heroics, jactation, jerkiness, joltiness,
     palsy, quaking, quavering, quivering, rodomontade, shakes, shaking,
     shivering, shivers, shuddering, side, spasms, succussion, swagger,
     trembling, tremulousness, vanity, vaunt, vauntery, vaunting,

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  JACTITATION. OF MARRIAGE, Eng. eccl. law. The boasting by an individual that 
  he or she has married another, from which it may happen that they will 
  acquire the reputation of being married to each other. 
       2. The ecclesiastical courts may in such cases entertain a libel by the 
  party injured; and, on proof of the facts, enjoin the wrong-doer to 
  perpetual silence; and, as a punishment, make him pay the costs. 3 Bl. Com. 
  93; 2 Hagg. Cons. R. 423 Id. 285; 2 Chit. Pr. 459. 

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