Dominion or authority in sacred things.
- A body of persons having authority.
- Categorization of a group of people according to ability or status.
- The group so categorized.
- A series in which each element is graded or ranked: put honesty first in her hierarchy of values.
- A body of clergy organized into successive ranks or grades with each level subordinate to the one above.
- Religious rule by a group of ranked clergy.
- One of the divisions of angels.