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hegemon

[hej-uh-mon]
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noun
  1. a person, nation, etc., that has or exercises hegemony.

Origin of hegemon

First recorded in 1900–05, hegemon is from the Greek word hēgemṓn leader, guide
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n.

1904, originally with reference to the United States, from Greek hegemon "leader" (see hegemony).

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