autocephalous

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EtymologyEdit

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

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  • IPA(key): /ɔːtə(ʊ)ˈsɛfələs/

AdjectiveEdit

autocephalous ‎(comparative more autocephalous, superlative most autocephalous)

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

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