Other Word Forms of Hierarchy
Origin of Hierarchy
From Old French ierarchie (French hiérarchie), from Latin hierarchia, from Ancient Greek ἱεραρχία (hierarkhia, “rule of a high priest”), from ἱεράρχης (hierarkhēs, “high priest”), from ἱερεύς (hiereus, “priest”) and ἀρχή (arkhē, “rule”).
Middle English ierarchie from Old French from Medieval Latin hierarchia from Greek hierarkhiā rule of a high priest from hierarkhēs high priest hierarch
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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