Meaning of autocephalic in English:

autocephalic

Pronunciation /ˌɔːtə(ʊ)sɪˈfalɪk/ /ˌɔːtə(ʊ)kɛˈfalɪk/

adjective

Christian Church
  • Autocephalous.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Brown's Quarterly Review. From post-classical Latin autocephalicus from autocephalus + -icus.