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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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In section 1, the acephalous Counsel of Conscience (items 1-33), the compiler was clearly at pains to establish the correct order of items.
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