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hieratic (adj.)

"pertaining to sacred things," 1660s, from Latin hieraticus, from Greek hieratikos "pertaining to a priest or his office, priestly, devoted to sacred purposes," from hierateia "priesthood," from hiereus "priest," from hieros "sacred, holy, hallowed; superhuman, mighty; divine" (see ire). Related: Hieratical (1650s).

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Definitions of hieratic
1
hieratic (adj.)
adhering to fixed types or methods; highly restrained and formal;
the more hieratic sculptures leave the viewer curiously unmoved
hieratic (adj.)
associated with the priesthood or priests;
hieratic gestures
Synonyms: priestly / hieratical / sacerdotal
hieratic (adj.)
written or belonging to a cursive form of ancient Egyptian writing;
hieratic Egyptian script
2
hieratic (n.)
a cursive form of Egyptian hieroglyphics; used especially by the priests;
Synonyms: hieratic script
From wordnet.princeton.edu