Etymology
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hegemon (n.)

1897, originally with reference to the position of Great Britain in the world, from Greek hēgemon "an authority, leader, sovereign" (see hegemony).

updated on October 29, 2018

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Definitions of hegemon from WordNet

hegemon (n.)
a leading or paramount power;
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