- of, belonging to, or characteristic of a hierarchy.
Origin of hierarchical
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Historical Examples of hierarchic
I have already given one example in the hierarchic title "Science."First and Last
It was a sort of hierarchic organization, of which the rules were most rigidly enforced.The Hansa Towns
We are hierarchic to this day, kept down by those who are supported by thoughts.The Ego and His Own
Church government, as humanized in the sects, has taken forms other than the hierarchic.Birth of a Reformation
I suppose, also, that Schneeweiss had imagined that I was quite imbued with hierarchic views.John Ronge: The Holy Coat Of Treves
1680s, from Medieval Latin hierarchicus, from hierarchia (see hierarchy). Hierarchical is from 1580s.