hierarch

noun hi·er·arch \ ˈhī-(ə-)ˌrärk \

Definition of hierarch

1 :a religious leader in a position of authority
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


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