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hierarch


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hierarch  \Hi"er*arch\,  n.  [LL.  hierarcha,  Gr  ?;  "iero`s  sacred 
  (akin  to  Skr.  ishiras  vigorous,  fresh,  blooming)  +  ?  leader, 
  ruler,  fr  ?  to  lead,  rule:  cf  F.  hi['e]rarque.] 
  One  who  has  high  and  controlling  authority  in  sacred  things 
  the  chief  of  a  sacred  order  as  princely  hierarchs. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hierarch 
  n  :  a  senior  clergyman  [syn:  {archpriest},  {high  priest},  {prelate}, 
  {primate}] 




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