hegemony

hegemony [ hi-JEM-uh'-nee, HEJ-uh'-moh-nee ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. leadership or predominance
2. leadership exercised by one nation over others
3. aggression or expansionism to achieve world domination
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 They were resorting to unethical means to attain political hegemony.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 In an attempt to preserve the integrity of what effective drugs we have left, the medical profession has been left to challenge the hegemony of illnesses on the mutating march armed only with alcohol-based hand-wash and pleas for abstinence from antibiotics.

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