from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that exercises hegemony.
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- n. A dominating leader, or force.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A leader; a ruling power.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a leading or paramount power
Greek hēgemōn, leader, from hēgeisthai, to lead; see sāg- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ἡγεμών (hegemon, "a leader, guide, commander, chief"), from ἡγέομαι (hēgeomai, "to lead"). (Wiktionary)