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hegemon

[hej-uh-mon] /ˈhɛdʒ əˌmɒn/
noun
1.
a person, nation, etc., that has or exercises hegemony.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < Greek hēgemṓn leader, guide
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  • These quandaries are inescapable in a large democracy, especially one that is a global hegemon.
  • The only thing worse than a hectoring hegemon is a dormant one.
Word Origin and History for hegemon
n.

1904, originally with reference to the United States, from Greek hegemon "leader" (see hegemony).

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