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Adjective: hieratic  ,hI-u'ra-tik
  1. (fine arts) adhering to fixed types or methods; highly restrained and formal
    "the more hieratic sculptures leave the viewer curiously unmoved"
  2. Associated with the priesthood or priests
    "hieratic vestments";
    - priestly, hieratical, sacerdotal
  3. Written or belonging to a cursive form of ancient Egyptian writing
    "hieratic Egyptian script"
Noun: hieratic  ,hI-u'ra-tik
  1. A cursive form of Egyptian hieroglyphics; used especially by the priests
    - hieratic script

Derived forms: hieratics

See also: nonrepresentational

Type of: hieroglyph, hieroglyphic

Encyclopedia: Hieratic