◄ Hierarchy ►

1. (n.) Dominion or authority in sacred things.

2. (n.) A body of officials disposed organically in ranks and orders each subordinate to the one above it; a body of ecclesiastical rulers.

3. (n.) A form of government administered in the church by patriarchs, metropolitans, archbishops, bishops, and, in an inferior degree, by priests.

4. (n.) A rank or order of holy beings.

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