A*ceph"a*li (#), n. pl. [LL., pl. 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 regular diocesan control.

3.

A class of levelers in the time of K. Henry I.

 

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