Meaning of hierarch

hi•er•arch

Pronunciation: (hī'u-rärk", hī'rärk), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who rules or has authority in sacred matters; high priest.
  2. a person having high position or considerable authority.
  3. one of a body of officials or minor priests in certain ancient Greek temples.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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