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ˈhaɪ əˌrɑrk, ˈhaɪ rɑrkhi·er·arch

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hierarchnoun

    a person who holds a high position in a hierarchy

  2. archpriest, hierarch, high priest, prelate, primatenoun

    a senior clergyman and dignitary

Wiktionary

  1. hierarchnoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. HIERARCHnoun

    The chief of a sacred order.

    Etymology: ἵεϱος and ἀϱχὴ; hierarque, Fr.

    Angels, by imperial summons call’d,
    Forthwith from all the ends of heav’n appear’d,
    Under their hierarchs in orders bright. John Milton, Parad. Lost.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hierarchnoun

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

  2. Etymology: [LL. hierarcha, Gr. ; "iero`s sacred (akin to Skr. ishiras vigorous, fresh, blooming) + leader, ruler, fr. to lead, rule: cf. F. hirarque.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hierarch

    hī′ėr-ärk, n. a ruler in sacred matters.—adjs. Hi′erarchal, Hierarch′ical.—adv. Hierarch′ically.—ns. Hī′erarchism; Hī′erarchy, rule in sacred matters: persons that so rule: the body of the clergy: a government by priests: a series of successive terms of different rank; Hieroc′racy, government by priests.—Celestial hierarchy, the collective body of angels, grouped in three divisions and nine orders of different power and glory: (1) seraphim, cherubim, thrones; (2) dominations or dominions, virtues, powers; (3) principalities, archangels, angels. [Gr. hierarchēshieros, sacred, archein, to rule.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hierarch in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hierarch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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