hegemony: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hi-jem'u-nē, hej'u-mō"nē), [key]
— pl. -nies.
- leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others, as in a confederation.
- leadership; predominance.
- (esp. among smaller nations) aggression or expansionism by large nations in an effort to achieve world domination.
- hegemony (Thesaurus)