Autocephalic

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autocephalous (ˌɔːtəʊˈsɛfələs)
 
adj
1.  (of an Eastern Christian Church) governed by its own national synods and appointing its own patriarchs or prelates
2.  (of a bishop) independent of any higher governing body
 
autocephalic
 
adj
 
auto'cephaly
 
n

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