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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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. hierarchical, hierarchal, hierarchic(adj)

    classified according to various criteria into successive levels or layers

    "it has been said that only a hierarchical society with a leisure class at the top can produce works of art"; "in her hierarchical set of values honesty comes first"


  1. hierarchal(Adjective)

    Relating to a hierarch.

    The great hierarchal standard. uE000130965uE001 Milton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hierarchal(adj)

    alt. of Hierarchic


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