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
(Acts 13: 7; 18: 12; 19: 38) For the governor of an imperial province, properly styled "legatus Caesaris," the word hegemon (governor) is used in the New Testament.
The word hegemon, of course, is loaded, because the Chinese have used it as a pejorative to describe the role of the United States.
The word hegemon, of course, is loaded, because the Chinese have used it as a pejorative to describe the role the United States.
In the time of Caligula the administration of Africa was divided in such a way that the military power, with the foreign policy, was under the control of the lieutenant of the emperor, who could be called a hegemon (as in St. Luke), while the internal affairs were under the ordinary proconsul.
Of course, the whole dynamic only really works if we're perceived as a benevolent hegemon, which is one of the reasons why the Iraqi Misadventure is so damaging to US interests.
China has since said it has no such plans March: Chinese officials tell their U.S. counterparts that Beijing considers South China Sea a 'core interest' — on a par with Taiwan and Tibet May: A PLA rear admiral calls the U.S. a 'hegemon' at U.S.
At a meeting with visiting U.S. officials in May, PLA navy Rear Adm. Guan Youfei accused the U.S. of being a "hegemon" and treating China as an enemy, to the apparent embarrassment of Chinese diplomats present, according to people familiar with the situation.
Mirror imaging these nightmare scenarios on the other side "" were predictions about the emergence of Turkey as a Middle Eastern "hegemon" or superpower that was challenging and counterbalancing the power of the pro-Israeli and anti-Muslim American Empire and helping create the foundations of a New Middle East and the Post-American World.
Guan accused the United States of being a "hegemon" and of plotting to encircle China with strategic alliances.
American people to accept their inner "hegemon" with a tirade against those who say it's time for the United States to reduce its military budget and begin addressing its economic and social problems.
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