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Noun: hegemony  hi'je-mu-nee or hi'ge-mu-nee or 'he-gu,mow-nee
  1. The dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others
    "the hegemony of a single member state is not incompatible with a genuine confederation"; "to say they have priority is not to say they have complete hegemony"; "the consolidation of the United States' hegemony over a new international economic system"

Derived forms: hegemonies

Type of: form of government, political system

Encyclopedia: Hegemony