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factitious

 [fak-tish´us]
artificial; not natural.
factitious disorder a mental disorder characterized by repeated, knowing simulation of physical or psychological symptoms for no apparent purpose other than obtaining treatment. Unlike malingering there is no recognizable motive for feigning illness. It is subtyped on the basis of whether the predominant signs and symptoms are physical (munchausen syndrome), psychological, or both. See also ganser syndrome.
factitious disorder by proxy a form of factitious disorder in which one person (usually a mother) intentionally fabricates or induces signs and symptoms of one or more physical (munchausen syndrome by proxy) or psychological disorders in another person under their care (usually a child) and subjects that person to needless and sometimes dangerous or disfiguring diagnostic procedures or treatment, without any external incentives for the behavior existing.

fac·ti·tious

(fak-tish'ŭs), Do not confuse this word with factitial.
Artificial; self-induced; not naturally occurring.
[L. factitius, made by art, fr. facio, to make]

factitious

/fac·ti·tious/ (fak-tish´-us) artificially induced; not natural.

factitious

adjective Pertaining or referring to consciously determined symptoms, driven by an unconscious but compelling need to assume a “sick role”, usually in absence of an external incentive.

factitious

adjective Referring to symptoms driven by an unconscious, compelling need to assume a 'sick role', usually in absence of an external incentive. See Munchausen disease.

fac·ti·tious

(fak-tish'ŭs)
Artificial; self-induced; not naturally occurring.
[L. factitius, made by art, fr. facio, to make]

fac·ti·tious

(fak-tish'ŭs)
Artificial; self-induced; not naturally occurring.
[L. factitius, made by art, fr. facio, to make]

factitious (faktish´us),

adj false or self-manufactured.

factitious

artificial; not natural.
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Blacks Law Dictionary defines "in loco parentis" as "in the place of a parent; instead of a parent; charged, factitiously, with a parent's rights, duties, and responsibilities.
To the second he objects, somewhat factitiously, that wys (as opposed to wyse) must be an adjective rather than a noun and that in any case of must mean 'by', since it would have been unidiomatic in Middle English to employ it in the required sense of 'in': 'the Oxford Dictionary lists no example of adverbial "of such a wise" since Old English times and it was rare then' (631).
Apparently simple and hard lives are usually regarded as ascetic activities, but behind which there is a factitiously concrete and living reality, which is obtained through the ascetics' meditation.
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