One who has been nominated to an office or for a candidacy.(noun)
A person or organization in whose name a security is registered though true ownership is held by another party.(noun)
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Use "nominee" in a sentence
"The Republicans have no intent on letting Obama fill any vacancy unless the nominee is a conservative."
"If the nominee is an unknown quantity as far as views on issues, then the nominee will likely make ambiguous statements about any issues the Republicans ask."
"Unless of course, the nominee is a radical right winger."