But certainly we have all these hierarchies of what is considered great literature, and the canon can be dictatorial.
Netanyahu could also pressure the Haredi rabbis, taking advantage of the hierarchies within the community.
Such honor is often based on competition and, as one would expect, lends itself to hierarchies.
mid-14c., from Old French ierarchie, from Medieval Latin hierarchia "ranked division of angels" (in the system of Dionysius the Areopagite), from Greek hierarkhia "rule of a high priest," from hierarkhes "high priest, leader of sacred rites," from ta hiera "the sacred rites" (neuter plural of hieros "sacred;" see ire) + arkhein "to lead, rule" (see archon). Sense of "ranked organization of persons or things" first recorded 1610s, initially of clergy, sense probably influenced by higher. Related: Hierarchal; hierarchical.