hierurgy

[ hahy-uh-rur-jee, hahy-rur- ]
/ ˈhaɪ əˌrɜr dʒi, ˈhaɪ rɜr- /

noun, plural hi·er·ur·gies.

a holy act or rite of worship.

Nearby words

  1. hieronymic,
  2. hieronymite,
  3. hieronymus,
  4. hierophant,
  5. hierophantic,
  6. hifalutin,
  7. higashiosaka,
  8. higashiyama,
  9. higgins,
  10. higginson

Origin of hierurgy

1670–80; < Greek hierourgía, derivative of hierourgós ritually sacrificing priest. See hier-, -urgy

Related formshi·er·ur·gi·cal, adjective

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