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[hahy-uh-rahr-kiz-uh m, hahy-rahr-kiz-]
  1. hierarchical principles, rule, or influence.
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Origin of hierarchism

First recorded in 1840–50; hierarch(y) + -ism
Related formshi·er·ar·chist, nounan·ti·hi·er·ar·chism, noun
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Examples from the Web for hierarchism

Historical Examples

  • Christianity has two great adversaries: hierarchism and rationalism.

    History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Vol 2

    J. H. Merle D'Aubign

  • There is no safety either for man or for society in hierarchism and rationalism.