Hierarch

Hi"er*arch

(h"r*rk`), n. [LL. hierarcha, Gr. ; "iero`s sacred (akin to Skr. ishiras vigorous, fresh, blooming) + leader, ruler, fr. to lead, rule: cf. F. hirarque.] One who has high and controlling authority in sacred things; the chief of a sacred order; as, princely hierarchs. Milton.

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Hi"er*arch`al

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Hi`er*arch"ic

(?), } a. Pertaining to a hierarch. "The great hierarchal standard." Milton.
[1913 Webster]

hi`er*arch"ic

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hi`er*arch"ic*al

(?), a. [Cf. F. hirarchique.] Of or pertaining to a hierarchy; ordered in a hierarchy. -- Hi`er*arch`ic*al*ly, adv. Syn. -- hierarchical, hierarchal.
[1913 Webster]

2. Pertaining to a transitive relation between objects by which they may be ordered into a hierarchy; as, a hierarchical relation.
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