gen·u·flect intransitive verb \ˈjen-yə-ˌflekt\
: to kneel on one knee and then rise again as an act of respect
Full Definition of GENUFLECT
a: to bend the knee
b: to touch the knee to the floor or ground especially in worship
: to be servilely obedient or respectful
Examples of GENUFLECT
- They genuflected before the altar in the church.
Origin of GENUFLECT
Late Latin genuflectere, from Latin genu knee + flectere to bend — more at knee
First Known Use: 1630
Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com
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