Definition of genuflection noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    genuflection

     noun
    (British English also genuflexion)noun
    BrE BrE//ˌdʒenjuˈflekʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒenjuˈflekʃn//
     
    [countable, uncountable](formal)
     
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  1. 1the act of moving your body into a lower position by bending one or both knees, as a sign of respect during worship in a church
  2. 2genuflection to/towards somebody/something (disapproving) the act of showing too much respect to somebody/something a genuflection to the US over disarmament