Word of the Day – Hegemony

By July 18, 2019 Word of the Day

Hegemony (noun)


Leadership or dominance, especially by one state or social group over others.

Mid 16th century from Greek hēgemonia, from hēgemōn ‘leader’, from hēgeisthai ‘to lead’.

Example sentences

“The problem for the ruling class is how to reassert such hegemony.”

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