Hierarchical



of, belonging to, or characteristic of a .
Contemporary Examples

She explained that in Rome, they are more accustomed to the hierarchical politics.
Nuns React Differently to Vatican’s Condemnation Barbie Latza Nadeau, Jesse Ellison June 7, 2012

In as hierarchical a country as India, this is rather radical.
A Passage to Literature! William Dalrymple January 18, 2011

She said Mars Hill “engages in heavy-handed discipline through a hierarchical structure.”
Another Mega Church Implodes Warren Throckmorton September 13, 2014

According to the hierarchical model of galaxy formation, the first galaxies were built out of smaller collections of matter.
Some of the First Galaxies Were Big Babies Matthew R. Francis September 13, 2014

It is least accepted when it is cold, challenging, and hierarchical: in other words, paternal – or in other other words, military.
The Truth About Women in Combat David Frum February 28, 2013

Historical Examples

The social structure of the Middle Ages accordingly assumed the hierarchical form which we speak of as the Feudal system.
Liberalism L. T. Hobhouse

The process of relating is typically illustrated in a hierarchical fashion.
Nursing as Caring Anne Boykin

Within the compagnonnages the feeling of corporate exclusiveness and the idea of hierarchical distinctions were strong.
Syndicalism in France Louis Levine

The hierarchical clergy must have shuddered as they listened.
The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane

The Curetonian Epistles with the shortest and least hierarchical text give the impression of being an epitome.
Supernatural Religion, Vol. I. (of III) Walter Richard Cassels

adj.

1560s, from hierarchic + -al (1). Related: Hierarchically.

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