hegemony

[ hi-jem-uh-nee, hej-uh-moh-nee ]SEE DEFINITION OF hegemony

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Her seniors in point of time, they have been outdistanced in the race for Balkan hegemony.

There were papers from other planets now under the hegemony of Mekin.

For very many years the European hegemony had been unquestioned.

At one time Russia seemed destined to the hegemony of the Pacific.

No; I will not agitate for extermination of the Government and hegemony over the Mob.

This ended for a time the capital's pretensions to hegemony.

The hegemony was not secure, nor did it embrace all of the semi-civilized peoples.

To him fell also the ancient claim of the Danish kingdom to the hegemony of the North.

In a word, it is to be the hegemony of the Anglo-Saxon race.

The hegemony of Russia in Asia would not, to my mind, be in any way regrettable.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from Greek hegemonia "leadership, a leading the way, a going first;" also "the authority or sovereignty of one city-state over a number of others," as Athens in Attica, Thebes in Boeotia; from hegemon "leader," from hegeisthai "to lead," perhaps originally "to track down," from PIE *sag-eyo-, from root *sag- "to seek out, track down, trace" (see seek). Originally of predominance of one city state or another in Greek history; in reference to modern situations from 1860, at first of Prussia in relation to other German states.

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