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Definitions of hieratic:
  • noun:   a cursive form of Egyptian hieroglyphics; used especially by the priests
  • adjective:   adhering to fixed types or methods; highly restrained and formal
    Example: "The more hieratic sculptures leave the viewer curiously unmoved"
  • adjective:   written or belonging to a cursive form of ancient Egyptian writing
    Example: "Hieratic Egyptian script"
  • adjective:   associated with the priesthood or priests
    Example: "Hieratic gestures"

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