hierarchy

noun
ADJECTIVE
complex
rigid, strict

the rigid class hierarchy of rural society

traditional
existing
administrative, bureaucratic, corporate, management, managerial, organizational
caste, class, racial, social
gender
dominance
Catholic, church, ecclesiastical, religious
party, political

high up in the party hierarchy

judicial, military
VERB + HIERARCHY
create, develop, establish, form

A new management hierarchy was created within the company.

maintain, reinforce
move up, rise in, rise through

He joined the party in 1966 and quickly moved up the hierarchy.

challenge
HIERARCHY + VERB
be based on sth
PREPOSITION
in a/the hierarchy

She is above me in the hierarchy.

within a/the hierarchy

There was a range of opinion within the political hierarchy on the issue.

hierarchy of

There was a clear hierarchy of power in the company.

PHRASES
sb's level, position, status, etc. in a hierarchy

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  • Hierarchy — • This word has been used to denote the totality of ruling powers in the Church, ever since the time of the Pseudo Dionysius Areopagita (sixth century), who consecrated the expression in his works, The Celestial Hierarchy and The Ecclesiastical… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • hierarchy — hi‧er‧ar‧chy [ˈhaɪrɑːki ǁ ɑːr ] noun hierarchies PLURALFORM 1. [countable, uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES an organization or structure in which the staff are organized in levels and the people at one level have authority over those below them: •… …   Financial and business terms

  • hierarchy — I (arrangement in a series) noun arrangement, categorization, chain, classification, collocation, distribution, gradation, grouping, order, order of succession, progression, range, run, seriation, series, succession, system II (persons in… …   Law dictionary

  • hierarchy — ► NOUN (pl. hierarchies) 1) a ranking system ordered according to status or authority. 2) an arrangement according to relative importance or inclusiveness. 3) (the hierarchy) the clergy of the Catholic Church or of an episcopal Church. 4)… …   English terms dictionary

  • Hierarchy — Hi er*arch y (h[imac] [ e]r*[aum]rk [y^]), n.; pl. {Hierarchies} (h[imac] [ e]r*[aum]rk [i^]z). [Gr. ierarchi a: cf. F. hi[ e]rarchie.] 1. Dominion or authority in sacred things. [1913 Webster] 2. A body of officials disposed organically in ranks …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hierarchy — mid 14c., from O.Fr. ierarchie, from M.L. hierarchia ranked division of angels (in the system of Dionysius the Areopagite), from Gk. hierarkhia rule of a high priest, from hierarkhes high priest, leader of sacred rites, from ta hiera the sacred… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hierarchy — [n] order chain of command*, due order, echelons, grouping, pecking order, placing, position, pyramid, ranking, scale; concept 727 …   New thesaurus

  • hierarchy — [hī′ər är΄kē] n. pl. hierarchies [altered (modeled on Gr) < ME ierarchie < OFr jerarchie < ML(Ec) hierarchia < LGr(Ec), power or rule of a hierarch < Gr hierarchēs: see HIERARCH] 1. a system of church government by priests or other …   English World dictionary

  • Hierarchy — A hierarchy (Greek: hierarchia (ἱεραρχία), from hierarches, leader of sacred rites ) is an arrangement of items (objects, names, values, categories, etc.) in which the items are represented as being above, below, or at the same level as one… …   Wikipedia

  • hierarchy — 01. The culture of my country is based upon a [hierarchy], with the King, father, and teacher at the top. 02. The church [hierarchy] seems to be against the progressive notions of many of its followers. 03. Very few women have been able to… …   Grammatical examples in English

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