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Definition of hierarchy:

  1. A body of officials disposed organically in ranks and orders each subordinate to the one above it; a body of ecclesiastical rulers.
  2. A form of government administered in the church by patriarchs, metropolitans, archbishops, bishops, and, in an inferior degree, by priests.
  3. A rank or order of holy beings.
  4. Dominion or authority in sacred things.


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