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hiero-

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  1. a combining form meaning “sacred,” “priestly,” used in the formation of compound words: hierocracy.
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Also especially before a vowel, hier-.

Origin of hiero-

< Greek hieró(s) holy, sacred
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British Dictionary definitions for hiero-

hiero-

before a vowel hier-

combining form
  1. holy or divinehierocracy; hierarchy
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Word Origin

from Greek, from hieros
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