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  • a  classified according to various criteria into successive levels or layers

  • In a large hierarchal bureaucracy such as the FBI, with the requirement for numerous superiors approvalsoversight, the premium on career-enhancement, and interjecting a chilling .
  • 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.
  • This autumn's meeting was to be a "follow-up," with delegates split about fifty-fifty between hierarchal appointees and those of diocesan councils and other groups.

  • Bill Irwin in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    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."
  • Louis Malle in Calcutta Telegraph
    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... Stephen Mandel http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Mandel&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHEpgi82V0QzlOiKJepDNgxQI83uQ CBC.ca http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2009/04/15/edm-revenue-shortfall-debate.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHobatSGk1vxNcD03DGI2DQ8W7iGQ Apr 15, 2009 47025 63863 hierarchic In a diary of his cinematic journey, Malle said his Indian films expressed a coming to terms with the vivid presence of an ancient civilization where order prevailed, a certain order, unjust, hierarchic, sufficiently subtle to fragment society into...

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