genuflection

[ jen-yoo-flek-shuh n ]
/ ˌdʒɛn yʊˈflɛk ʃən /

noun

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