Definitions for hierarchˈhaɪ əˌrɑrk, ˈhaɪ rɑrk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hi•er•archˈhaɪ əˌrɑrk, ˈhaɪ rɑrk(n.)

  1. a person who rules or has authority in sacred matters; high priest.

    Category: Religion

  2. a person having high position or considerable authority.

Origin of hierarch:

1480–90; < ML hierarcha < Gk hierárchēs steward of sacred rites; see hier -, -arch

hi`er•ar′chal(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hierarch(noun)

    a person who holds a high position in a hierarchy

  2. archpriest, hierarch, high priest, prelate, primate(noun)

    a senior clergyman and dignitary

Wiktionary

  1. hierarch(Noun)

    One who has high and controlling authority in sacred things; the chief of a sacred order; as, princely hierarchs.

  2. Origin: Late Latin hierarcha, Greek , hierarchēs; sacred (akin to Sanskrit ishiras vigorous, fresh, blooming) + leader, ruler, from to lead, rule: compare French hiérarque

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hierarch(noun)

    one who has high and controlling authority in sacred things; the chief of a sacred order; as, princely hierarchs

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