Maintaining the proper 'blood' hierarchy is a matter of team discipline.
In the hierarchy of Things That Are Bad, rockets and bombs flying/being flown across borders is right near the top.
“The hierarchy of things is a kind of defense mechanism that just alienates,” says Koons.
It was, I have to say, at the bottom of the hierarchy of royal honors, a British Empire Medal.
I know, for example, that there's an internal Ethiopian hierarchy of attractiveness related to skin tone.
The monks were the "regulars" who formed the spiritual nobility and not the ruling class in the hierarchy.
In 1688 the cause of the hierarchy was for a moment that of the popular party.
My orders were to rise in the El Hassan hierarchy and await further orders.
We do not know where we now stand in the hierarchy of created intelligences.
It was considered heretical to even speak of stinting the wealth that was freely poured into the coffers of the hierarchy.
mid-14c., from Old French ierarchie, from Medieval Latin hierarchia "ranked division of angels" (in the system of Dionysius the Areopagite), from Greek hierarkhia "rule of a high priest," from hierarkhes "high priest, leader of sacred rites," from ta hiera "the sacred rites" (neuter plural of hieros "sacred;" see ire) + arkhein "to lead, rule" (see archon). Sense of "ranked organization of persons or things" first recorded 1610s, initially of clergy, sense probably influenced by higher. Related: Hierarchal; hierarchical.
An organisation with few things, or one thing, at the top and with several things below each other thing. An inverted tree structure. Examples in computing include a directory hierarchy where each directory may contain files or other directories; a hierarchical network (see hierarchical routing), a class hierarchy in object-oriented programming.