Genuflect



[jen-yoo-flekt] /ˈdʒɛn yʊˌflɛkt/

verb (used without object)
1.
to bend the knee or touch one knee to the floor in reverence or worship.
2.
to express a servile attitude.
/ˈdʒɛnjʊˌflɛkt/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to act in a servile or deferential manner
2.
(RC Church) to bend one or both knees as a sign of reverence, esp when passing before the Blessed Sacrament
v.

1620s, back-formation from genuflection. Related: Genuflected; genuflecting.

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