Hegemonical



[hej-uh-mon-ik] /ˌhɛdʒ əˈmɒn ɪk/

adjective
1.
having , or dominance:
the ruling party’s hegemonic control of all facets of society.
[hi-jem-uh-nee, hej-uh-moh-nee] /hɪˈdʒɛm ə ni, ˈhɛdʒ əˌmoʊ ni/
noun, plural hegemonies.
1.
leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others, as in a confederation.
2.
leadership; predominance.
3.
(especially among smaller nations) aggression or expansionism by large nations in an effort to achieve world domination.
/hɪˈɡɛmənɪ/
noun (pl) -nies
1.
ascendancy or domination of one power or state within a league, confederation, etc, or of one social class over others
adj.

1650s, from Greek hegemonikos “related to a leader, capable of command,” from hegemon (see hegemony). Earlier in same sense was hegemonical (1610s).
n.

1560s, from Greek hegemonia “leadership, a leading the way, a going first;” also “the authority or sovereignty of one city-state over a number of others,” as Athens in Attica, Thebes in Boeotia; from hegemon “leader,” from hegeisthai “to lead,” perhaps originally “to track down,” from PIE *sag-eyo-, from root *sag- “to seek out, track down, trace” (see seek). Originally of predominance of one city state or another in Greek history; in reference to modern situations from 1860, at first of Prussia in relation to other German states.

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