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Acephali   Listen
noun
Acephali  n. pl.  
1.
A fabulous people reported by ancient writers to have heads.
2.
(Eccl. Hist.)
(a)
A Christian sect without a leader.
(b)
Bishops and certain clergymen not under regular diocesan control.
3.
A class of levelers in the time of K. Henry I.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Acephali" Quotes from Famous Books



... author of Philosophic Researches concerning the Americans, speaking of a race which appear to resemble the Acephali of Herodotus, or the race of men having one eye, and that in their chest, says, "There is in Canibar a race of savages who have hardly any neck, and whose shoulders reach up to their ears. This monstrous appearance ...
— An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa • Abd Salam Shabeeny



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