What does Autocephalous mean?

Autocephalous meaning in General Dictionary

Having its own head independent of episcopal or patriarchal jurisdiction as particular Greek churches

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  • featuring its own head; independent of episcopal or patriarchal jurisdiction, as certain Greek churches.

Autocephalous meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Having its very own head; separate of episcopal or patriarchal jurisdiction, as certain Greek churches.


Sentence Examples with the word Autocephalous

On the union of the two principalities under Alexander Couza (December 1861) the Church was declared autocephalous under a metropolitan at Bucharest; and the fact was recognized by the patriarchs, as it was in the case of Servia, after the treaty of Berlin had guaranteed their independence.

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