Acephali

In church history, the term acephali (`the headless`) has been applied to several sects that supposedly had no leader. The term is the plural of acephalus, a Latinisation of the Greek akephalos, plural akephaloi, from a-, `without`, and kephalé, `head`. In classical antiquity, the name was given to certain legendary races described as havin...
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Acephali

• (n. pl.) A fabulous people reported by ancient writers to have heads. • (n. pl.) A Christian sect without a leader. • (n. pl.) Bishops and certain clergymen not under regular diocesan control. • (n. pl.) A class of levelers in the time of K. Henry I.
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Acephali

A·ceph'a·li noun plural [ Late Latin , plural of acephalus . See Acephal .] 1. A fabulous people reported by ancient writers to have heads. 2. (Eccl. Hist.) (a) A Christian sect without a leader. (b) Bishops and certain clergymen not under...
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acephali

Any of several religious bodies who rebelled against their bishops and other heads of the early Christian church. It was particularly applied to the extreme Egyptian Monophysites, who in 482...
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