Definition of Hegemony

1. Noun. The dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others. "The consolidation of the United States' hegemony over a new international economic system"




Definition of Hegemony

1. n. Leadership; preponderant influence or authority; -- usually applied to the relation of a government or state to its neighbors or confederates.

Definition of Hegemony

1. Noun. (formal) Domination, influence, or authority over another, especially by one political group over a society or by one nation over others. ¹

2. Noun. Dominance of one social group over another, such that the ruling group or hegemon acquires some degree of consent from the subordinate, as opposed to dominance purely by force. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hegemony

1. great authority [n -NIES]

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Literary usage of Hegemony

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1. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1912)
"... and every progress of the Law of Nations during the past is the result of their political hegemony, although the initiative towards the progress was ..."

2. A History of Political Theories, Ancient and Mediaeval by William Archibald Dunning (1921)
"CHAPTER VII THEORIES DURING THE DEVELOPMENT OP ECCLESIASTICAL hegemony 1. Development and Method of Seasoning THE momentary impulse given to learning by ..."

3. A History of Italian Unity: Being a Political History of Italy from 1814 to 1871 by Bolton King (1912)
"... CHAPTER XXIII THE hegemony OF PIEDMONT 1851-1853 The hegemony of Piedmont; VICTOR EMMANUEL II.; Piedmont and Austria. Louis Napoleon ; the coupd'&at; ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... used it under the hegemony of Persia until 1514, when it passed again to the Osmanlis. In 1828 and 1878 it was occupied by the Russians. ..."

5. Balkanized Europe: A Study in Political Analysis and Reconstruction by Paul Scott Mowrer (1921)
"One is a renewed hegemony of one state over the others. The unities of France, Italy and Germany, which a few centuries ago seemed improbable, ..."

6. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"PRUSSIA ATTEMPTS TO ASSERT HER hegemony Prussia now took in hand the ordering of German affairs generally; Frederick William declared that he would take up ..."

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