[hahy-uh-rahr-ki-kuh l, hahy-rahr-] /ˌhaɪ əˈrɑr kɪ kəl, haɪˈrɑr-/

of, belonging to, or characteristic of a .

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


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