jactation

noun
jac·​ta·​tion | \ jakˈtāshən \
plural -s

Definition of jactation

1 : boastful declaration or display one of his familiar jactations of imperfection— George Saintsbury
2 [probably from French, from Latin] : a throwing or tossing of the body specifically : jactitation

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History and Etymology for jactation

Latin jactation-, jactatio, from jactatus (past participle of jactare) + -ion, -io -ion

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“Jactation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jactation. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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