- a classified according to various criteria into successive levels or layers
it has been said that only a hierarchical society with a leisure class at the top can produce works of art
in her hierarchical set of values honesty comes first
- He gave his august backing to an eminent European prelate who had written: "The hierarchic authority is perfectly entitled to pronounce on any political party or political .
- In matters of discipline, the council fathers could modify the church's laws on clerical celibacy, hierarchic pomp, fish on Friday, priestly dress, the use of Latin in the Mass .
- Particularized, rather than idealized, they represent a triumphant manipulation of space, in gilded robes and meticulously formed figures, transcending the stiff, hierarchic form .
- Anthony Braxton in Straight.com
I've tried to build a model that is not hierarchical, where one guy is in charge and everyone else is functioning based on that model,Braxton says. "Which I respect; I'm not in any way denigrating mono-hierarchic modelling. But tricentric...