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1obsolete Church History
Church History = Acephalian. Also: †a priest who is not subject to the authority of a bishop (obsoleterare). Usually with capital initial.
2An (imaginary) headless animal or person. Compare acephali. Now rare.
Having or recognizing no ruler, head, or chief; = acephalous. Now rare.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator. As noun from post-classical Latin acephali, plural; as adjective from classical Latin acephalus.
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