anti-hierarchical

adjective an·ti-hi·er·ar·chi·cal \ ˌan-tē-ˌhī-(ə-)ˈrär-ki-kəl , ˌan-tī- also -hir-ˈär- \
variants: or less commonly antihierarchical

Definition of anti-hierarchical

1 : opposed to hierarchy
  • … a habit of mind that was secular, rationalist, and anti-hierarchical.
  • —Mary Gordon
2 : deliberately or emphatically not hierarchical
  • Such an engagement was born of an equalitarian, consensus-building, antihierarchical approach to leadership that created its mobilization structure.
  • —Belinda Robnett

First Known Use of anti-hierarchical

1678


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