Agonoclita

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Agonoclita, or Agonoclites, in antiquity, is a Christian sect from the 7th century whose distinguishing principle was never to kneel, but to deliver all their prayers standing.

The word is compounded of the privative particle α ("not"), γονυ ("knee"), and κλινω ("I bend").

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChambers, Ephraim, ed. (1728). "article name needed". Cyclopædia, or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (first ed.). James and John Knapton, et al.