one, esp. a state or nation, having leadership or dominance over others
Origin of hegemonfrom Classical Greek h?gem?n, leader: see hegemony
One that exercises hegemony.
Origin of hegemonGreek hēgemōn leader from hēgeisthai to lead ; see sāg- in Indo-European roots.
- A dominating leader, or force.
From Ancient Greek á¼¡Î³ÎµÎ¼ÏŽÎ½ (hegemon, “a leader, guide, commander, chief"), from á¼¡Î³ÎÎ¿Î¼Î±Î¹ (hÄ“geomai, “to lead").