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- (intransitive) To bend the knee, as in servitude or worship
- 1913, Adrian Fortescue, Catholic Encyclopedia, "Gospel in the Liturgy"
- 1965, Tom Lehrer, The Vatican Rag
- First you get down on your knees, fiddle with your rosaries, / Bow your head with great respect and genuflect, genuflect, genuflect.
- (intransitive) To behave in a servile manner; to grovel.
to bend the knee, as in servitude or worship