A*ceph"a*li (#), n. pl. [LL., pl. of acephalus. See Acephal.]
A fabulous people reported by ancient writers to have heads.
2. Eccl. Hist. (a)
A Christian sect without a leader.
Bishops and certain clergymen not under regular diocesan control.
A class of levelers in the time of K. Henry I.
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