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the state of being autocephalous.


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  • Autocephalous

    (of a church) having its own head or chief bishop, though in communion with other Orthodox churches. (of a bishop) subordinate to no superior authority; self-governing. Historical Examples The Church of Cyprus has been autocephalous since at any rate the oecumenical synod of Ephesus in 431. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9 Various […]

  • Autochanger

    noun a device in a record player that enables a small stack of records to be dropped automatically onto the turntable one at a time and played separately a record player with such a device

  • Autochrome

    a material once used for color photography, consisting of a photographic emulsion applied over a multicolored screen of minute starch grains dyed red, green, and blue-violet. Historical Examples “And so that is the way these autochrome plates we have here were made,” concluded the scientist. The Boy’s Book of New Inventions Harry E. Maule

  • Autochthon

    an aboriginal inhabitant. Ecology. one of the indigenous animals or plants of a region. Geology. a geological formation formed in the region where found. Historical Examples He is earth-born, autochthon, and holds possession by descent. The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies Walter Besant autochthon, aw-tok′thon, n. one of the primitive inhabitants of a country: an aboriginal:—pl. […]

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