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genuflection, genuflexion
1. An act of bending the knee or touching it to the ground in reverence or worship.
2. An attitude; a gesture: involving, like prostration, a profession of dependence or helplessness, and therefore very naturally adopted for praying and for worship in general.
This entry is located in the following units: flect-, flex- (page 2) genu-, geni-, gen- + (page 1)
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(from Late Latin, 1526, genuflectionem (genuflexio), from stem of genuflectere "genuflect", from Latin genu, "knee" + flectere< "to bend")