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

Other Words from hierarch

hierarchal \ ˌhī-​(ə-​)ˈrär-​kəl \ adjective

First Known Use of hierarch

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hierarch

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

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