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hierarch

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noun hi·er·arch \ˈhī-(ə-)ˌrärk\

Definition of hierarch

  1. 1 :  a religious leader in a position of authority

  2. 2 :  a person high in a hierarchy

hierarchal

play \ˌhī-(ə-)ˈrär-kəl\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of hierarch

Middle English ierarchis, plural, from Medieval Latin hierarcha, from Greek hierarchēs, from hieros sacred + -archēs -arch


First Known Use: 15th century


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