Definition of Jactitate
1. Verb. Move or stir about violently. "The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"
Generic synonyms: Agitate, Shake
Specialized synonyms: Whip
Derivative terms: Jactitation, Thrash, Toss
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Literary usage of Jactitate
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett (1816)
"... that he did jactitate that the lady was his wife. The suit being thus begun, the next proceeding in it is in the common way, where a person thus called ..."
2. Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High ...by William Cobbett, David Jardine by William Cobbett, David Jardine (1814)
"... in other words, in the language used in that court, that he did jactitate that the lady was his wife. The suit being thus begun, the next proceeding in ..."
3. Inquiry Into the Law and Practice in Scottish Peerages, Before, and After by John Riddell (1842)
"... especially to collusive proceedings of parties ; whether— through colour of ostensible legal procedure—unduly to solder up,' or to jactitate a marriage. ..."
4. A Practical Treatise on Divorce and Matrimonial Jurisdiction Under the Act by John Fraser Macqueen (1858)
"How to jactitate, and what is jactitation, may be best learnt by referring to the Duchess of Kingston's case, 20, State Trials, 538; Lindo v. ..."