hegemon

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noun heg·e·mon \ˈhe-jə-ˌmän, ˈhē-\

Definition of hegemon

  1. :  something (such as a political state) having dominant influence or authority over others :  one possessing hegemony These were the periods in which England and then America filled the role of hegemon … — Robert Heilbroner The American self-image of a mighty power that is also a benign hegemon, the global custodian of democratic values and human rights, is deeply rooted. — Allister Sparks

Origin and Etymology of hegemon

Greek hēgemōn


First Known Use: 1904


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