Origin of hierarch
Examples from the Web for hierarchal
Some of that must surely be because of tradition and formality, but there is also an element of the hierarchal at work.
The hierarchal Jewish state was a thorn in the flesh of the Roman statecraft that aimed at the unity of the empire.Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
Like Protestantism, it is a reform, which rejects a hierarchal system and does away with a priestly caste.Nineteenth Century Questions|James Freeman Clarke
Such a state of opinion excludes the danger of priestcraft, and is opposed to all hierarchal pretensions.Ten Great Religions|James Freeman Clarke
But they could not hold this power, because of lack of a complete organization of a hierarchal power.The Spirit of God As Fire|D. Mortimore
The English Church had retained many of the forms of Rome, including its hierarchal system of priests and bishops.
British Dictionary definitions for hierarchal
- a person in a position of high priestly authority
- a person holding high rank in a religious hierarchy
Word Origin and History for hierarchal (1 of 2)
1570s, from Medieval Latin hierarcha, from Greek hierarkhes "leader of sacred rites, high priest" (see hierarchy).