genuflection

[ jen-yoo-flek-shuhn ]
/ ˌdʒɛn yʊˈflɛk ʃən /

noun

an act of bending the knee or touching it to the ground in reverence or worship.

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Also especially British, gen·u·flex·ion .

Origin of genuflection

First recorded in 1520–30, genuflection is from the Medieval Latin word genūflexiōn- (stem of genūflexiō). See genuflect, -ion
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