Definitions for hierarchal
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hi•er•archˈhaɪ əˌrɑrk, ˈhaɪ rɑrk(n.)
a person who rules or has authority in sacred matters; high priest.
a person having high position or considerable authority.
Origin of hierarch:
1480–90; < ML hierarcha < Gk hierárchēs steward of sacred rites; see hier -, -arch
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"
Relating to a hierarch.
The great hierarchal standard. uE000130965uE001 Milton.
alt. of Hierarchic