Definition of 'hieratic'
- a cursive form of Egyptian hieroglyphics; used especially by the priests
Synonyms: hieratic script
- associated with the priesthood or priests; "priestly (or sacerdotal) vestments"; "hieratic gestures"
Synonyms: priestly hieratical sacerdotal
- written or belonging to a cursive form of ancient Egyptian writing; "hieratic Egyptian script"
- adhering to fixed types or methods; highly restrained and formal; "the more hieratic sculptures leave the viewer curiously unmoved"