The word of the day for buddies

Acephalous –

1. Without a leader or ruler.
2. Also, acephalic Zoology. headless; lacking a distinct head.

An acephalous society (from the Greek for “headless”) is a society which lacks political leaders or hierarchies. Such groups are also known as egalitarian or non-stratified societies. Typically these societies are small-scale, organized into bands or tribes that make decisions through consensus decision making rather than appointing permanent chiefs or kings. Most foraging or hunter-gatherer societies are acephalous.

The Igbo Nation in West Africa is alleged to be an acephalous or egalitarian society.

An acephalous society is what I am interested in living after seeing the recent debate from our glorious  acephalic leaders.


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