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acephalous

 [a-sef´ah-lus]
headless.

a·ceph·a·lous

(ā-sef'ă-lŭs),
Headless.

acephalous

/aceph·a·lous/ (a-sef´ah-lus) headless.

acephalous

(ā-sĕf′ə-ləs)
adj.
1. Biology Headless or lacking a clearly defined head: acephalous worms.
2. Having no leader.

a·ceph·a·lous

(ā-sef'ă-lŭs)
Headless.

acephalous

Headless.

acephalous

without a head.

acephalous

headless.
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This acephalous society is organized into descent groups who practise subsistence sorghum farming.
His hypothesis is that Thornton extended the quire in which he was copying the Sege of Melayne and Sir Otuell with extra sheets of paper on which he had already copied 'O florum flos', accepting Thornton's acephalous text of this lyric as complete, though untypically it has no rubricated initial, heading or incipit.
These transactions are a significant force for the maintenance of order in their fiercely egalitarian acephalous society.
These appear to have taken place within relatively acephalous societies.
have revealed the existence and disappearence of innumerable forms of human societies (including class, classless, state as well as acephalous societies) during the recorded history of the human species.
But since the movement will very likely continue to be acephalous, it will not "make decisions" in the same manner that most social movements--particularly "professionalised," NGO- and issue-advocacy-type movements--do.
In section 1, the acephalous Counsel of Conscience (items 1-33), the compiler was clearly at pains to establish the correct order of items.
HAWTHORNE, Walter, Interior past of an Acephalous society: institutional change among the Balanta of Guinea-Bissau, c.
The July trial, set up in London by the American Bar Association, heard the compensation claims of "the king's six battered, neglected, and acephalous wives," The Tablet (July 22, 2000) reports.
The British colonial administration suppressed a war between Umuaro and their neighbors, Okperi, propped up Okperi as the administrative center of the subregion, and established warrant chiefs (effectively cronies of the colonizers) in an acephalous society.
D'Alverny finds "echoes" of this text in Peter Alfonsi's Dialogus, in a cosmography attributed to Masha allah and secondary texts dependent on it, and in an acephalous manuscript which, she argues, is possibly also to be attributed to Peter Alfonsi; the latter twice cites a work by Aristotle entitled De elementis, thus giving d'Alverny her title.
acephalous zoomorphs), 'deformation' of elements (prognathism of certain anthropomorphs), or 'composition' (figures combining elements of different species) (Leroi-Gourhan 1983b: 260).