hegemony
[ hi-jem-uh-nee ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Mid 16th century; Greek from Greek hēgemonia, from hēgemōn ‘leader’, from hēgeisthai ‘to lead’
Synonyms
  • authority
  • command
  • leadership
  • power
  • dominance
Antonyms
  • self-government
Definition
leadership or dominance, especially by one country or social group over others
Example
A) Germany was hungry for hegemony during World War II. B) The President of the company greatly enjoyed his hegemony over the other executive members.
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