1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Hieratic
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HIERATIC, priestly or sacred (Gr. ἱερατικός, ἱερός, 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, § Language).