- hegemony 1560s, from Gk. 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 (Cf. 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.
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Hegemony — (pronEng|hɨˈdʒɛməni (Amer.), IPA|/hɨˈɡɛməni/ (Brit.)) [Clive Upton, Wiliam A. Kretzschmar, Rafal Konopka: Oxford Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English . Oxford University Press, 2001] ( el. ἡγεμονία hēgemonía ) is a concept that has… … Wikipedia
Hegemony — He*gem o*ny, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? guide, leader, fr. ? to go before.] Leadership; preponderant influence or authority; usually applied to the relation of a government or state to its neighbors or confederates. Lieber. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
hegemony — I noun ascendance, ascendancy, authority, command, control, directorship, dominance, domination, dominion, governance, headship, importance, influence, lawful authority, leadership, lordship, mastery, paramountcy, power, predominance,… … Law dictionary
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hegemony — ► NOUN ▪ dominance, especially by one state or social group over others. DERIVATIVES hegemonic adjective. ORIGIN Greek h gemonia, from h gem n leader … English terms dictionary
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