Entry from British & World English dictionary
A supreme leader.
- The revolutionary and Napoleonic period would see three European hegemons dominate European international politics.
- It seeks to prevent the emergence of a rival hegemon, and the doctrine of ‘preemptive strike’ is part of that.
- France led the charge against the hegemon, and she wasn't alone.
Early 20th century: from Greek hēgemōn.
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