[hahy-uh-rahr-ki-kuhl, hahy-rahr-]
of, belonging to, or characteristic of a hierarchy.
Also, hierarchic.

1425–75; late Middle English. See hierarch, -ical

hierarchically, adverb
antihierarchic, adjective
antihierarchical, adjective
antihierarchically, adverb
nonhierarchic, adjective
nonhierarchical, adjective
nonhierarchically, adverb
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hierarchy (ˈhaɪəˌrɑːkɪ)
n , pl -chies
1.  a system of persons or things arranged in a graded order
2.  a body of persons in holy orders organized into graded ranks
3.  the collective body of those so organized
4.  a series of ordered groupings within a system, such as the arrangement of plants and animals into classes, orders, families, etc
5.  linguistics, maths ordering heterarchy Compare tree a formal structure, usually represented by a diagram of connected nodes, with a single uppermost element
6.  government by an organized priesthood
[C14: from Medieval Latin hierarchia, from Late Greek hierarkhia, from hierarkhēs high priest; see hiero-, -archy]

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Example sentences
So people who have to work together in a hierarchical structure end up
  deceiving and manipulating each other.
Scotch sales tend to be high in hierarchical societies.
Hierarchical in all things, hyena etiquette usually requires the submissive
  animal to initiate the greeting.
During this time, the researchers were able to recognize a hierarchical
  structure amongst the families that persisted.
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