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hi•er•arch



Pronunciation: (hī'u-rärk", hī'rärk), [key]
n.
1. a person who rules or has authority in sacred matters; high priest.
2. a person having high position or considerable authority.
3. one of a body of officials or minor priests in certain ancient Greek temples.

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