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Meaning of HIERARCH

Pronunciation:  'hIu`rârk

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a senior clergyman

HIERARCH is a 8 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: archpriest, high priest, prelate, primate
 See Also: Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Newman, Cardinal Richelieu, clergyman, Desmond Tutu, Duc de Richelieu, Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros, Inge, James Usher, James Ussher, Jimenez de Cisneros, John Henry Newman, man of the cloth, Newman, reverend, Richelieu, Stefan Wyszynski, the Gloomy Dean, Tutu, Usher, Ussher, William of Wykeham, William Ralph Inge, Wykeham, Wyszynski



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hi"er*arch\, n. [LL. hierarcha, Gr. ?; "iero`s sacred
(akin to Skr. ishiras vigorous, fresh, blooming) + ? leader,
ruler, fr. ? to lead, rule: cf. F. hi['e]rarque.]
One who has high and controlling authority in sacred things;
the chief of a sacred order; as, princely hierarchs.