In the hierarchy of Things That Are Bad, rockets and bombs flying/being flown across borders is right near the top.
One could almost put the hierarchy of icons in descending order of: Jesus, Martin Luther King Jr, and Barack Obama.
It was, I have to say, at the bottom of the hierarchy of royal honors, a British Empire Medal.
Absolutely: “Courage I would rank now in the hierarchy of art and love.”
So the question of how this happened and who in the BBC hierarchy knew precisely what and when, have become critical.
The monks were the "regulars" who formed the spiritual nobility and not the ruling class in the hierarchy.
There is no hierarchy in Buddhism: it is a religion of absolute freedom.
My orders were to rise in the El Hassan hierarchy and await further orders.
Nowhere do you find a hierarchy more prevalent than among them.
It was considered heretical to even speak of stinting the wealth that was freely poured into the coffers of the hierarchy.
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.
An organisation with few things, or one thing, at the top and with several things below each other thing. An inverted tree structure. Examples in computing include a directory hierarchy where each directory may contain files or other directories; a hierarchical network (see hierarchical routing), a class hierarchy in object-oriented programming.