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 (hī′ə-rär′kĭ-kəl, hī-rär′-) or hi·er·ar·chic (-kĭk) or hi·er·ar·chal (-rär′kəl)
Of or relating to a hierarchy.

hi′er·ar′chi·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.hierarchal - classified according to various criteria into successive levels or layers; "it has been said that only a hierarchical society with a leisure class at the top can produce works of art"; "in her hierarchical set of values honesty comes first"
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That answer remains unsatisfying even if, according to Pope Francis' apostolic letter Vos Estis Lux Mundi and the hierarchal structure of the church, the bishops felt they had no other viable choice.
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The hierarchal corner office that gave way to an open door policy and eventually an open-plan set up has reached a new frontier -- the recognition that the ultimate success of office design rests on a human-centric solution.
The symbolism brought about by these rituals and routines, plus how certain public figures are perceived as heroes or villains, greatly influence how management would behave given any situation.?In terms of structure, a strict hierarchal organization endorses the power model of leadership where compliance and obedience are rewarded, whereas, a relatively flat organization encourages a servant leadership model where collaboration and participatory decision-making are given more significance.
Activists, again and again, stay away from structures that centralize leadership through hierarchal structures.
The idea, he said, was to discard traditional hierarchal structures so that every team member buys into what the business is trying to achieve.
The second category of routing protocols imposes Hierarchal network to achieve energy efficiency, stability and scalability.