One that exercises hegemony.
One, esp. a state or nation, having leadership or dominance over others.
A dominating leader, or force.
Origin of hegemon
- Greek hēgemōn leader from hēgeisthai to lead sāg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek ἡγεμών (hegemon, “a leader, guide, commander, chief"), from ἡγέομαι (hÄ“geomai, “to lead").