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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who has been nominated to an office or for a candidacy.
  • n. A person or organization in whose name a security is registered though true ownership is held by another party.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person named, or designated, by another, to any office, duty, or position; one nominated, or proposed, by others for office or for election to office.
  • n. A person or organisation in whose name a security is registered though true ownership is held by another party, called nominator, especially for the purpose of concealing the identity of the nominator.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A person named, or designated, by another, to any office, duty, or position; one nominated, or proposed, by others for office or for election to office. One remains a nominee until one has been elected or has assumed the office.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who is nominated, named, or designated, as to an office.
  • n. In English common law, the person who is named to receive a copyhold estate on surrender of it to the lord; the cestui que use, sometimes called the surrenderee.
  • n. A person on whose life an annuity depends.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a politician who is running for public office

Etymologies

nomin(ate) + -ee1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • "In English common law, the person who is named to receive a copyhold estate on surrender of it to the lord; the cestui que use, sometimes called the surrenderee."

    --CD&C

    January 31, 2013