hierarchism

[ hahy-uh-rahr-kiz-uh m, hahy-rahr-kiz- ]
/ ˈhaɪ əˌrɑr kɪz əm, ˈhaɪ rɑrˌkɪz- /

noun

hierarchical principles, rule, or influence.

Nearby words

  1. hieracosphinx,
  2. hierarch,
  3. hierarchal,
  4. hierarchic,
  5. hierarchical,
  6. hierarchize,
  7. hierarchy,
  8. hieratic,
  9. hiero-,
  10. hierocracy

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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