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Definition of "autocephalous" [au•to•ceph•a•lous]

  • Self-governing or autonomous: independent of other episcopal jurisdiction. (adjective)

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Use "autocephalous" in a sentence
  • "The office is found not only in all Greek Churches subject to Constantinople, but also in the Russian, Bulgarian, and other so-called autocephalous"
  • "These independent churches are called autocephalous and several smaller churches are autonomous and under the authority of autocephalous bodies."
  • "These independent churches are called autocephalous and several smaller churches are autonomous and under the authority of autocephalous bodies. negative theology to experience God, whereas Westerners focused on Oriental Orthodox"
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