Acephalous concept and meaning

Acephalous: It is a term usually used to talk of a society which has no head or Chief. There are no hierarchies present because of the absence of a political leader. This might keep all people equally but then the society fails to function and coordinate properly because then each one tried to take decisions and keep opinions which makes it difficult to decide upon one good solution. Such society’s groups are also known as egalitarian or non- stratified societies. If we apply the biological definition in terms of the society then, the style of taking decisions comes from the people at the base instead of from the apex. In terms of literature, it means a line of poetry that does not has its expected opening syllable. So I become deficient in the beginning as well as the meaning

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