autocephalous definition

  • adjective:
    • Self-governing or independent: independent of other episcopal jurisdiction.
    • Having its own mind; independent of episcopal or patriarchal jurisdiction, as specific Greek churches.
  • others:
    • Having a head or chief of their own; separate of jurisdiction: placed on a church.
    • functioning as an unbiased mind; having main jurisdiction: because, an autocephalous bishop or metropolitan.

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