Hierarch



a person who rules or has authority in sacred matters; high priest.
a person having high position or considerable authority.
one of a body of officials or minor priests in certain ancient Greek temples.
Historical Examples

Will the hierarch and the elder brothers think I am strong enough and fit enough for the duties of the task?
Strange Stories Grant Allen

Because, although the ark was high, Noah was a higher ark (hierarch).
The Handbook of Conundrums Edith B. Ordway

Whistler, though alive and about, was already looked to as a hierarch by the young.
And Even Now Max Beerbohm

But how could a hierarch of the State Church of Ireland fail to don its spirit with his mitre?
Irish History and the Irish Question Goldwin Smith

All things are lawful to the hierarch; for he knows the nature and value of all.
The Story of Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland and of the new Gospel of Interpretation Edward Maitland

The hierarch rose hastily and glanced into his dark keen eyes with an inquiring look.
Strange Stories Grant Allen

After breakfast, brother Eustace and the hierarch came sadly in their official robes into the lesser infirmary.
Strange Stories Grant Allen

Because, although the Ark was high, Noah was a higher ark (hierarch).
How to Solve Conundrums Anonymous

noun

a person in a position of high priestly authority
a person holding high rank in a religious hierarchy

a person at a high level in a hierarchy
n.

1570s, from Medieval Latin hierarcha, from Greek hierarkhes “leader of sacred rites, high priest” (see hierarchy).

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