celestial hierarchy

noun

Definition of celestial hierarchy

: a traditional hierarchy of angels ranked from lowest to highest into the following nine orders: angels, archangels, principalities, powers, virtues, dominions, thrones, cherubim, and seraphim

First Known Use of celestial hierarchy

1768, in the meaning defined above

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“Celestial hierarchy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celestial%20hierarchy. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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