Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
An ecclesiastical establishment. The word is also used in reference to the subordination some suppose there is among the angels: but whether they are to be considered as having a government or hierarchy among themselves, so that one is superior in office and dignity to others; or whether they have a kind of dominion over one another; or whether some are made partakers of privileges others are deprived of, cannot be determined, since Scripture is silent as to this matter.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Hierarchy'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/h/hierarchy.html. 1802.