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autocephalous


autocephalous


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Autocephalous  \Au`to*ceph"a*lous\,  a.  [Gr.  ?  independent;  ?  self 
  +  ?  head.]  (Eccl.  Hist.) 
  Having  its  own  head;  independent  of  episcopal  or  patriarchal 
  jurisdiction,  as  certain  Greek  churches.