hegemon

noun heg·e·mon \ ˈhe-jə-ˌmän , ˈhē- \
Updated on: 21 Mar 2018

Definition of hegemon

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of hegemon

Greek hēgemōn


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