from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of appointing a person to office.
  • noun The act or an instance of submitting a name for candidacy or appointment.
  • noun The state of being nominated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun The state of being nominated: as, he is in nomination for the post.
  • noun The power of nominating or appointing to office.
  • noun In English ecclesiastical law, the appointment or presentation of a clergyman to a benefice by the patron.
  • noun Denomination; name.
  • noun Mention by name; express mention.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of naming or nominating; designation of a person as a candidate for office; the power of nominating; the state of being nominated.
  • noun obsolete The denomination, or name.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An act or instance of nominating.
  • noun A device or means by which a person or thing is nominated.

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

  • noun an address (usually at a political convention) proposing the name of a candidate to run for election
  • noun the condition of having been proposed as a suitable candidate for appointment or election
  • noun the act of officially naming a candidate


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin nominationem (nominative of nominatio, from verb nominare)


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