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hi·er·ar·chy

(hī'ĕr-ar-kē, hī-rar'kē),
1. Any system of people or things ranked one above the other.
2. In psychology and psychiatry, an organization of habits or concepts in which simpler components are combined to form increasingly complex integrations.
[G. hierarchia, rule or power of the high priest]

hierarchy

(hī′ə-rär′kē, hī′rär′-)
n. pl. hierar·chies
1. A group of persons or things organized into successive ranks or grades with each level subordinate to the one above: a career spent moving up through the military hierarchy.
2. Categorization or arrangement of a group of people or things into such ranks or grades: classification by hierarchy; discounting the effects of hierarchy.
3. A group of animals in which certain members or subgroups dominate or submit to others.

hi·er·ar·chy

(hī'ĕr-ahr-kē)
1. Any system of people or things ranked one above the other.
2. psychology/psychiatry An organization of habits or concepts in which simpler components are combined to form increasingly complex integrations.
[G. hierarchia, rule or power of the high priest]

hierarchy

(in CLASSIFICATION) the system of ranking in a graded order from species to kingdom. see HIGHER CATEGORY.

hi·er·ar·chy

(hī'ĕr-ahr-kē)
Any system of people or things ranked one above the other.
[G. hierarchia, rule or power of the high priest]

hierarchy (hī´ərär´kē),

n 1. system of persons or things ranked one above the other.
n 2. in psychology and psychiatry, an organization of habits or concepts in which simpler components are combined to form increasingly complex integrations.

hierarchy

order of superiority; the arrangement of echelons of command.

court hierarchy
the way in which the courts in a country are arranged so that appeals can be carried from the lower to the higher courts.
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The Chronicle can reveal that Big Sam has sent his list of the players he wants "upstairs" for the United hierachy to mull over.
And even though the City hierachy insist Wright-Phillips is not available, the mood in the Highbury camp is defiant.
The Swede has already pleaded his innocence to Football Association chairman Geoff Thompson and yesterday it emerged he has strong support from within the FA hierachy.
It could be that Ireland's footballing hierachy are hoping Kerr can bring them international success without the need to go out of their way to bring back Keane.
While it is possible the club's hierachy might dispense with Megson's services if results do not go well for the relegation favourites, it's just as likely that he will jump ship - quite possibly before a ball has been kicked.
Magnier and McManus are understood to be unsatisfied with the reply they received from the United board and are ready to further unsettle the Old Trafford hierachy with a series of uncomfortable inquiries into the club's financial dealings.
The club hierachy was delighted when we went on to beat Frankfurt on the Sunday.
There is said to be a strong debate within the Provo hierachy on whether to carry out the attacks in the run-up to the election.
All 18 clubs in G14 - which includes United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Read Madrid - must agree to allow a new member to join, and the Old Trafford hierachy will vehemently oppose an invitation to Chelsea.
David O'Leary later claimed that the club's hierachy had told him the competition was a low priority, saying: "I've been told in the nicest possible way it's no good me winning the Uefa Cup and then not being in the Champions League.
Even though the Fulham position would only have been on a part-time basis, the Welsh football hierachy are desperate to ensure nothing distracts Hughes from his bid to lead the side to a major tournament for the first time in 46 years.
The Bavarian club's hierachy responded to the 3-1 aggregate victory, which brought a biggest quote of 4-5 for them to lift the cup, by declaring Bayern's return to European football's top table.