au|to|ceph|a|lous « toh SEHF uh luhs», adjective.
independent of jurisdiction; self-governing, as certain Greek Orthodox churches, bishops, or ministers.
[< Late Greek autoképhalos (with English -ous) < autós self + kephal head]

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