hierarchal hierarchal


  • (adj) classified according to various criteria into successive levels or layers



  1. The Roman Catholic Church is an authoritarian, hierarchal institution whose Pope and bishops claim to govern by divine right as descendants of Christ's Apostles.
  2. The son preferred the more hierarchal Church of England for his career.


  1. "Quartet would be a good word for us," said Bill Irwin, nominated for his portrayal of the embittered, henpecked husband in "Virginia Woolf." "I think we are as much an ensemble as we are a traditional hierarchal cast."
    on May 10, 2005 By: Bill Irwin Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. "Question I'll ask when I come back: Why don't we flatten our organization? It's a very hierarchal organization with four or five or six levels of management. Get rid of some of those. There's lots of ways we could do things in a more efficient...
    on Apr 15, 2009 By: Stephen Mandel Source: CBC.ca

Word of the Day
astral astral
/ˈæ strəl /