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hiero-

1.
a combining form meaning “sacred,” “priestly,” used in the formation of compound words:
hierocracy.
Also, especially before a vowel, hier-.
Origin
< Greek hieró(s) holy, sacred
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hiero-

combining form
1.
holy or divine: hierocracy, hierarchy
Word Origin
from Greek, from hieros
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