hierarchal

hierarch

[hahy-uh-rahrk, hahy-rahrk]
noun
1.
a person who rules or has authority in sacred matters; high priest.
2.
a person having high position or considerable authority.
3.
one of a body of officials or minor priests in certain ancient Greek temples.

Origin:
1480–90; < Medieval Latin hierarcha < Greek hierárchēs steward of sacred rites, equivalent to hier- hier- + -archēs -arch

hierarchal, adjective
antihierarchal, adjective
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hierarch (ˈhaɪəˌrɑːk)
 
n
1.  a.  a person in a position of high priestly authority
 b.  a person holding high rank in a religious hierarchy
2.  a person at a high level in a hierarchy
 
hier'archal
 
adj

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