he·gem·o·ny [hi-jem–uh-nee, hej–uh-moh-nee] Pronunciation Key – Show IPA Pronunciation–noun, plural -nies.
1. leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others, as in a confederation.
2. leadership; predominance.
3. (esp. among smaller nations) aggression or expansionism by large nations in an effort to achieve world domination.
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Short Definition: leadership
Sparta exercised hegemony over neighboring city-states for many years.
The hegemony of the superpowers is often opposed in the UN.
The demagogue’s hegemony was applauded by many subject peoples.
Hedge>Money>Leader>Ship; While walking through the green fields of Britain I came to a great green hedge. I noticed that instead of leaves it was covered with money. Just as I was about to walk up and grab a fistful I heard a great ship’s horn. I looked up to see a huge ocean liner sailing down the top of the hedge. It was followed by a long line of smaller ships. This oceanliner was the leader ship.