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Noun: hierarchy  'hI-u,raa(r)-kee
  1. A series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system
    "put honesty first in her hierarchy of values"
     
  2. The organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body
    - power structure, pecking order

Derived forms: hierarchies

Type of: organisation [Brit], organization, series

Part of: administration, brass, establishment, governance, governing body, organisation [Brit], organization, scheme, system

Encyclopedia: Hierarchy