Leadership or dominance, especially by one country or social group over others: Germany was united under Prussian hegemony after 1871
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- Yet, while imperialism has generally withered, other forms of domination or hegemony have arisen.
- It is striking how exactly this coincided with the end of the world hegemony of British imperialism.
- For Marxists, US hegemony was a specific phase of capitalist expansion in the post-war era.
mid 16th century: from Greek hēgemonia, from hēgemōn 'leader', from hēgeisthai 'to lead'.