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