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Meaning of "autocephalous" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AUTOCEPHALOUS

autocephalous  [ˌɔːtəʊˈsɛfələs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AUTOCEPHALOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Autocephalous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES AUTOCEPHALOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

autocephalous

Autocephaly

Autocephaly is the status of a hierarchical Christian church whose head bishop does not report to any higher-ranking bishop. When an ecumenical council or a high-ranking bishop, such as a patriarch or other primate, releases an ecclesiastical province from the authority of that bishop while the newly independent church remains in full communion with the hierarchy to which it then ceases to belong, the council or primate is granting autocephaly. For example, the Cypriot Orthodox Church was granted autocephaly by the Canon VIII Council of Ephesus and is ruled by the Archbishop of Cyprus, who is not subject to any higher ecclesiastical authority, although his church remains in full communion with the other Eastern Orthodox churches. The question of who can grant autocephaly is a controversial issue; notably, the Orthodox Church in America was granted autocephaly by the Russian Orthodox Church in 1970, but was not recognised by most patriarchates.

Definition of autocephalous in the English dictionary

The definition of autocephalous in the dictionary is governed by its own national synods and appointing its own patriarchs or prelates. Other definition of autocephalous is independent of any higher governing body.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AUTOCEPHALOUS


acephalous
əˈsɛfələs
androcephalous
ˌændrəʊˈsɛfələs
bicephalous
baɪˈsɛfələs
brachycephalous
ˌbrækɪˈsɛfələs
Bucephalus
bjuːˈsɛfələs
dicephalous
daɪˈsɛfələs
dolichocephalous
ˌdɒlɪkəʊˈsɛfələs
encephalous
ɛnˈsɛfələs
hydrocephalus
ˌhaɪdrəʊˈsɛfələs
leptocephalous
ˌlɛptəʊˈsɛfələs
leptocephalus
ˌlɛptəʊˈsɛfələs
mesaticephalous
ˌmɛsətɪˈsɛfələs
mesocephalous
ˌmɛsəʊˈsɛfələs
microcephalous
ˌmaɪkrəʊˈsɛfələs
orthocephalous
ˌɔːθəʊˈsɛfələs
oxycephalous
ˌɒksɪˈsɛfələs
platycephalous
ˌplætɪˈsɛfələs
rhizocephalous
ˌraɪzəʊˈsɛfələs
scaphocephalous
ˌskæfəʊˈsɛfələs
stegocephalous
ˌstɛɡəʊˈsɛfələs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AUTOCEPHALOUS

autocade
autocar
autocarp
autocatalyse
autocatalyses
autocatalysis
autocatalytic
autocatalyze
autocephalic
autocephaly
autochanger
autochthon
autochthonal
autochthonic
autochthonism
autochthonous
autochthonously
autochthony
autocidal
autoclave

WORDS THAT END LIKE AUTOCEPHALOUS

anomalous
antipetalous
antisepalous
apetalous
bipetalous
dialypetalous
dipetalous
disepalous
episepalous
jealous
macrocephalous
monopetalous
monosepalous
octopetalous
overzealous
ridiculous
scandalous
synsepalous
tripetalous
unzealous
zealous

Synonyms and antonyms of autocephalous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «autocephalous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AUTOCEPHALOUS

Find out the translation of autocephalous to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of autocephalous from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «autocephalous» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

autocephalous
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

autocéfala
570 millions of speakers

English

autocephalous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

autocephalous
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأوتكيفاليك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

автокефальной
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

autocephalous
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

autocephalous
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

autocéphale
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Autocephalous
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

autokephalen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

完全に独立した
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

autocephalous
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Autocephalous
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

autocephalous
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

autocephalous
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वयंप्रेरित
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

autocephalous
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

autocefala
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Autokefalicznego
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

автокефальної
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

autocefală
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αυτοκέφαλη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

autocefale
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

autocephalous
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

autokefale
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of autocephalous

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AUTOCEPHALOUS»

The term «autocephalous» is normally little used and occupies the 123.087 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AUTOCEPHALOUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about autocephalous

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AUTOCEPHALOUS»

Discover the use of autocephalous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to autocephalous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Directory of Autocephalous Bishops of the Apostolic ...
Here's the newest revised and expanded edition of Bishop Karl Pruter's standard guide to the independent Anglican, Catholic, and Orthodox Bishops located in North America.
Bishop Karl Pruter, 2007
2
Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State, ...
It had its own head and was therefore known as the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. (Autocephalous means “independent”—literally, “self-headed.” ) It had been reestablished in 1921 as a nationalist movement, and Stalin allowed ...
Mark Juergensmeyer, 2008
3
The Ukrainians: Unexpected Nation
The Autocephalous Orthodox Church began life in the 'Ukrainianising' 1920s, but , after its suppression in 1930, was forced to survive in the Ukrainian diaspora. In theory the Autocephalous ought therefore to share much common ground, ...
Andrew Wilson, 2002
4
Harvest of Despair: Life and Death in Ukraine Under Nazi Rule
66 The Section of Denominations of the Kiev city administration noticed likewise that the overwhelming majority of Ukraine's Orthodox faithful supported the Autonomists/'7 Indeed, one Autocephalous bishop, Nikanor, lamented to Polikarp that ...
Karel C. Berkhoff, 2009
5
Greece in the Twentieth Century
TheOrthodox Church consists of severalautonomous, i.e. mutually independent( Autocephalous) Churches,which through theunityof doctrine and cultare joinedinto asortof Churchfederation. These Autocephalous Churches have mutually ...
Fotini Bellou, Theodore A. Couloumbis, Theodore C. Kariotis, 2013
6
Between Kyiv and Constantinople: Oleksander Lototsky and the ...
Thus, autocephalous national Orthodox churches emerged in countries such as Greece, Romania, and Serbia. However, in violation of canon law, the autocephaly of the Bulgarian and Ukrainian churches was not recognized. In the latter ...
Andre Partykevich, 1998
7
Historical Atlas of Central Europe
Self-governing status is connected with the existence of an autocephalous church, a body that resolves all internal issues on its own authority, including the right to appoint its own bishops, who, acting through a council/synod, elect their own ...
Paul Robert Magocsi, 2002
8
Making Sense of War: The Second World War and the Fate of ...
The afifair showed at least one organized constituency—the Ukrainian Autocephalous Church—favorable ... Radically nationalist and ethnocentric, the leadership and rank-and-file parishioners of the Autocephalous Church were receptive to ...
Amir Weiner, 2012
9
Eastern Christianity and the Cold War, 1945-91
Introduction The Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC) officially ceased to exist in 1944 within the territory of Ukraine with the arrival of the Soviet Red Army and return of Communist Party rule. The Stalin-approved Russian ...
Lucian Leustean, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations Lucian Leustean, 2010
10
The Newly Independent States of Eurasia: Handbook of Former ...
In its stead, four distinct groups emerged — the Ukrainian Catholic Church (UCC) , formerly known as the Uniate or Greek Catholic Church; the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church; the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow  ...
Stephen K. Batalden, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AUTOCEPHALOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term autocephalous is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Pope Francis on Greece debt crisis: 'Human dignity must remain at …
Meanwhile, Archbishop Ieronymos II, head of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Greece, has asked the Greeks before the referendum to ... «ChristianToday, Jul 15»
2
Pope Francis urges faithful to pray for Greece
Meanwhile, the head of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Greece, Archbishop Ieronymos II, has appealed to the Greek people to remain ... «Catholic Herald Online, Jul 15»
3
Head of Greek Orthodox Church adds voice to pro-Europe vote
(Vatican Radio) The head of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Greece, Archbishop Ieronymos II, has added his voice to those who wish to ... «Vatican Radio, Jul 15»
4
The ecumenism of blood and Orthodox divisions
... June 2015), provides a brief outline on the preparations of the Great Council of autocephalous Orthodox Churches, the pan-Orthodox Synod. «AsiaNews.it, Jun 15»
5
Two Ukrainian Orthodox Churches agree to discuss unification
The Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC) and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC-KP), two of the three ... «The Ukrainian Weekly, Jun 15»
6
Moscow Patriarchate's Loss of Ukrainian Churches Will Render …
The Moscow Patriarchate's looming loss of control over bishoprics and congregations in Ukraine to a new autocephalous Ukrainian Orthodox ... «Eurasia Review, Jun 15»
7
New attempts of the Ukrainian schismatics to set up a local church …
As was reported, in June two unrecognized in the Orthodox world strictures, the so-called Kiev Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous ... «Interfax-Religion, Jun 15»
8
Kyiv Patriarchate's Orthodox Church and Autocephalous Orthodox …
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kyiv Patriarchate) and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC) have said they "have intention ... «Kyiv Post, Jun 15»
9
Russian Orthodox Church Facing Ukraine Split
They are the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kiev Patriarchate (UOC-KP), headed by Patriarch Filaret and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox ... «The Moscow Times, Jun 15»
10
Russia: Watching the Orthodox Church for Signs of Dissent
Orthodoxy in Ukraine is split among three patriarchates: the Kievian, the Moscow and the minor Autocephalous. During the past decade, the ... «STRATFOR, Jun 15»

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