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hegemon

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noun heg·e·mon \ˈhe-jə-ˌmän, ˈhē-\

Definition of hegemon

  1. :  one (as a political state) possessing hegemony



Origin of hegemon

Greek hēgemōn


First Known Use: 1904


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