noun, plural he·gem·o·nies.
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.|Jason McGahan|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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?|Tunku Varadarajan|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The schism in Wisconsin was the first crack in the Republican Party's hegemony.The GOP’s Last Identity Crisis Remade U.S. Politics|Michael Wolraich|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Scott Bixby|April 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What interested me even more than the headlines was his little riff on the projection of American hegemony.
This question will still remain: Who has the hegemony in the government and through it in the country?Our Revolution|Leon Trotzky
After the Hannibalic war, Roman hegemony in Italy began to pass into domination.Political and Literary essays, 1908-1913|Evelyn Baring
In a word, it is to be the hegemony of the Anglo-Saxon race.The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference|Emile Joseph Dillon
Germany never has had the least thought of assuming for herself the European hegemony, much less the rulership of the world.
Brazilian statesmen might well have been pardoned if, in 1865, they had claimed for their country the hegemony of South America.The South American Republics Part I of II|Thomas C. Dawson
British Dictionary definitions for hegemony
noun plural -nies
Word Origin for hegemony
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.