noun Singular: Acephalus
Etymology: Late Latin, plural of acephalus. See Acephal
- A mythological people reported by Herodotus and Josephus to have no or removable heads.
- (Ecclesiastical History): The Eutychians, a Christian sect in the year 482 without a leader. See http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01100c.htm.
- (Ecclesiastical History): Bishops and certain clergymen not under regular diocesan control.
- A class of levelers in the time of King Henry I.
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