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Of or belonging to the Acephalians. Now rare.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Cartwright (d. 1603), theologian and religious controversialist. From post-classical Latin acephali acephali + -an. Compare Middle French (rare) acephalien, noun.
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