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  • adj. Alternative form of hieratic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as hieratic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. associated with the priesthood or priests

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Examples

  • The two children nestled close to each other, Gavroche finished arranging them on the mat, drew the blanket up to their very ears, then repeated, for the third time, his injunction in the hieratical tongue: — “Shut your peepers!”

    Les Miserables

  • With his blaze of hair which even the arc-lights couldn't eclipse, and the strong bony face, he stood for a moment as rigidly hieratical as some mythical guardian of the gateway to Hell, needing only a gleaming sword to complete the illusion.

    The Murder Room

  • They made innuendoes concerning the stability of the other articles of hieratical law.

    The Yoke A Romance of the Days when the Lord Redeemed the Children of Israel from the Bondage of Egypt

  • "Well, but you can't deny that this question of Scriptural exegesis is one of these dominant questions that must arrest the attention of all who are interested in ecclesiastical or hieratical studies," said I, trying to keep pace with him.

    My New Curate

  • The colonel followed slowly and his dressing-gown, his blue slippers, and his brick-coloured head on which a few long hairs were stirring in the wind made him look at once ridiculous and hieratical.

    Maigret meets a Milord

  • Although still hieratical and archaic, Duccio's "Madonna", when compared, for instance, with that of Guido of Siena, painted in

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • But now, from beneath this opportunist, this hieratical/savant/, this toiler who accepted wealth and glory from all hands, there appeared a quiet yet terrible evolutionist, who certainly expected that his own work would help to ravage and renew the world!

    The Three Cities Trilogy: Paris, Volume 2

  • But now, from beneath this opportunist, this hieratical _savant_, this toiler who accepted wealth and glory from all hands, there appeared a quiet yet terrible evolutionist, who certainly expected that his own work would help to ravage and renew the world!

    The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris

  • The two children nestled close to each other, Gavroche finished arranging them on the mat, drew the blanket up to their very ears, then repeated, for the third time, his injunction in the hieratical tongue: --

    Les Miserables, Volume IV, Saint Denis

  • •So if a user receives a certificate that was issued by a CA which is a member in a hieratical cross certification model, this certificate should its certification path.

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