hierarchism

hierarchism

[hahy-uh-rahr-kiz-uhm, hahy-rahr-kiz-]
noun
hierarchical principles, rule, or influence.

Origin:
1840–50; hi-erarch(y) + -ism

hierarchist, noun
antihierarchism, noun
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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]
 
hier'archical
 
adj
 
hier'archic
 
adj
 
hier'archically
 
adv
 
'hierarchism
 
n

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