autocephalous

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek αὐτοκέφαλος (autoképhalos), from αὐτο- (auto-, auto-) + κεφαλή (kephalē, head).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɔːtə(ʊ)ˈsɛfələs/

AdjectiveEdit

autocephalous (comparative more autocephalous, superlative most autocephalous)

  1. (Christianity, of a church or bishop) Self-governing or autonomous: independent of other episcopal jurisdiction.

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Last modified on 7 October 2013, at 21:13