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Definition of "nomination" []

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nomination" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Cowen is there made to say, not that he _resigned_ nomination; -- But that for reasons there enumerated, "it was his _personal wish to resign his own nomination_ &c. and he submitted to the decision of the meeting, the question whether it would be most expedient to act on his _resignation which_ he now made (_which_ must refer to the _personal wish_ before expressed, for no other resignation is pretended) if the meeting should judge a postponement impracticable, or to postpone acting until he could have time to communicate to some of the particular friends of his nomination (beside those who were present at the meeting) his reasons for resigning, and procure their concurrence _before hand_ &c.""
  • "In a post on her personal blog, Professor Feldman compares “being on the ballot” to throwing the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game, while being placed in nomination is akin to being added to the team roster."
  • "A McCain nomination is unlikely for the most obvious of reasons."