from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or an instance of appointing a person to office.
- n. The act or an instance of submitting a name for candidacy or appointment.
- n. The state of being nominated.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An act or instance of nominating.
- n. A device or means by which a person or thing is nominated.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of naming or nominating; designation of a person as a candidate for office; the power of nominating; the state of being nominated.
- n. The denomination, or name.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of nominating or naming; the act of proposing by name for an office; specifically, the act or ceremony of bringing forward and submitting the name of a candidate, especially for an elective office, according to certain prescribed forms.
- n. The state of being nominated: as, he is in nomination for the post.
- n. The power of nominating or appointing to office.
- n. In English ecclesiastical law, the appointment or presentation of a clergyman to a benefice by the patron.
- n. Denomination; name.
- n. Mention by name; express mention.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an address (usually at a political convention) proposing the name of a candidate to run for election
- n. the condition of having been proposed as a suitable candidate for appointment or election
- n. the act of officially naming a candidate
From Latin nominationem (nominative of nominatio, from verb nominare) (Wiktionary)