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HIERATIC

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 453 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HIERATIC, priestly or sacred (Gr. leparu'Os, iepos, sacred), a term particularly applied to a style of ancient Egyptian writing, which is a simplified cursive form of hieroglyphic. The name was first given by Champollion (see EGYPT, ยง Language).
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HIERARCHY (Gr. iepos, holy, and apxe.v, to rule)
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