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
Words nearby hiero-
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British Dictionary definitions for hiero-
before a vowel hier-
holy or divinehierocracy; hierarchy
Word Origin for hiero-
from Greek, from hieros
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