- leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others, as in a confederation.
- leadership; predominance.
- (especially among smaller nations) aggression or expansionism by large nations in an effort to achieve world domination.
Origin of hegemony
Examples from the Web for hegemony
People sent her bits of information as a way for them to resist the hegemony of the cartels.She Tweeted Against the Mexican Cartels. They Tweeted Her Murder.
October 21, 2014
The BRICS Bank looks, for all its founding rhetoric, like a platform for Chinese hegemony instead.John Kerry Just Visited. But Should We Just Forget About India?
August 3, 2014
The schism in Wisconsin was the first crack in the Republican Party's hegemony.The GOP’s Last Identity Crisis Remade U.S. Politics
July 24, 2014
After Japan invaded the Korean Peninsula in 1905, the conquerors sought to co-opt local pride to reinforce Japanese hegemony.Such a Sweet Little Dictator: Kim Jong-un and North Korea’s Child Cult
April 24, 2014
What interested me even more than the headlines was his little riff on the projection of American hegemony.Obama’s U.N. Speech
September 24, 2013
Her seniors in point of time, they have been outdistanced in the race for Balkan hegemony.Bulgaria
There were papers from other planets now under the hegemony of Mekin.Talents, Incorporated
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
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.The Syndic
- ascendancy or domination of one power or state within a league, confederation, etc, or of one social class over others
Word Origin and History for hegemony
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.