Definition of Nomination

1. Noun. The act of officially naming a candidate. "The Republican nomination for Governor"

Generic synonyms: Appointment, Assignment, Designation, Naming
Derivative terms: Nominate, Nominate, Nominate

2. Noun. The condition of having been proposed as a suitable candidate for appointment or election. "His nomination was hotly protested"
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Derivative terms: Nominate

3. Noun. An address (usually at a political convention) proposing the name of a candidate to run for election. "The nomination was brief and to the point"
Exact synonyms: Nominating Address, Nominating Speech
Category relationships: Government, Political Science, Politics
Generic synonyms: Oratory
Derivative terms: Nominate

Definition of Nomination

1. 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.

Definition of Nomination

1. Noun. An act or instance of nominating. ¹

2. Noun. A device or means by which a person or thing is nominated. ¹

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Definition of Nomination

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nomination

nominate subordinate taxon
nominating address
nominating speech
nomination (current term)
nominative absolute
nominative case
nominative cases
nominative type system
nominative type systems
nominativus pendens

Literary usage of Nomination

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1854)
"nomination confirmed and appointed 26th September, 1789. ... nomination confirmed 27th January, and appointed 28th January, 1794. Died. ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, George Walter Prothero, Sir Adolphus William Ward (1907)
"Canning and Burke, Sheridan and Brougham, had all sat for nomination ... A common defence for nomination boroughs was that poor but talented men were ..."

3. The Works of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster, Edward Everett (1851)
"PRESIDENT, as it is highly probable that our proceedings on this nomination will be published, I deem it proper to state shortly the considerations which ..."

4. The Works of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster, Edward Everett (1851)
"THE nomination OF MR. VAN BUREN AS MINISTER TO ENGLAND.* MR. PRESIDENT, as it is highly probable that our proceedings on this nomination will be published, ..."

5. Twenty Years of Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield ; with a Review of the by James Gillespie Blaine (1884)
"The second nomination of Mr. Lincoln and the two nominations of General Grant were so unmistakably dictated by public opinion that they came without a ..."

6. History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 by James Ford Rhodes (1919)
"CHAPTER X BLAINE'S nomination was certain to be followed by Grover Cleveland's. Here was a Democrat who would receive the support of the Independent ..."

7. John Sherman's Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet by John Sherman (1895)
"THE PRESIDENTIAL nomination IN 1880. Talk of Grant for President for a Third Term — His Triumphal Return from a Trip Around the World—The Candidacy of Mr. ..."

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