[hi-jem-uh-niz-uh m]


the policy or practice of hegemony to serve national interests.

Origin of hegemonism

First recorded in 1960–65; hegemon(y) + -ism
Related formshe·gem·o·nist, noun, adjectivehe·gem·o·nis·tic, adjectivean·ti·he·gem·o·nism, noun
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Word Origin and History for hegemonism

1965, in reference to a policy of political domination, on model of imperialism; see hegemony + -ism.

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