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higher +‎ order


higher-order (not comparable)

  1. Involving more sophisticated thinking or reasoning.
    higher-order thinking
  2. Of or relating to a class higher up in a hierarchy.
    • 2021, Trevor George Gardner, “By Any Means: A Philosophical Frame for Rulemaking Reform in Criminal Law”, in Yale Law Journal Forum[1], page 819:
      It is at least plausible that expert-level crime policy rulemaking (in the interest of reform) may be necessary in a system... [which] will thus remain susceptible to the prospect of punitive populism arising within any one of an array of higher-order bounded publics.

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