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Wearing unsuitable clothes was an implicit rejection of the hierarchy that controlled society. Liberty: The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France (2006)The sharpest writing is found in evaluations of social hierarchies and disgusted descriptions of squalor and dirt. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)The biggest obstacle it faces is the strict hierarchy in many offices. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It definitely teaches you about group dynamics and hierarchy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The military hierarchy claims that it would undermine the chain of command. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is no defined hierarchy or pay structure. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It may be that formal hierarchies still work for most of us. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Did new trades have a hierarchy like the old crafts? Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)The explanation given for this has been that people lower down a social hierarchy suffer more stress. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Monarchy makes sense in a world where younger servants learn from older servants in a strict hierarchy. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)The attempted takeover seems to have sprung from the lower strata of the military hierarchy. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Structure and hierarchy are key and you have to jump through official hoops to get things signed off. The Sun (2015)Rising stars are unrecognised individuals who occupy key positions in the informal network but not in the formal hierarchy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)All human society is a hierarchy. The Broken God (1993) Local hierarchies, clergy and people have no say in the matter. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Its adherents preached opposition to dictators and criticised the Church hierarchy for being too close to those in power. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You could say that his fractured and frenetic choreography is the exact opposite of classical dance, with its rigid technical hierarchy and logical determination. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A big part of what drives the duo to move so fast is the idea that there is no hierarchy established in this space. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's time to choose between them, or at least establish a hierarchy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He held an awkward and newly minted role in the hierarchy of society - a common servant, but also a star. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'hierarchy'
British English: hierarchy NOUN
A hierarchy is a system of organizing people into different ranks or levels of importance, for example in society or in a company.
Like most other companies with a rigid hierarchy, workers and managers had strictly defined duties.
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