Definition of nominee in English:


Syllabification: nom·i·nee
Pronunciation: /ˌnäməˈnē


  • 1A person who is proposed or formally entered as a candidate for an office or as the recipient of a grant or award: the party’s presidential nominee an Oscar nominee
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    • All the more reason for care in selecting the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party.
    • And that base is especially strong in the primary elections that determine the nominee for President.
    • Tom was selected from a distinguished list of nominees for the honour.
    candidate, contender, contestant, prospect, runner, choice, possibility
  • 2A person or company whose name is given as having title to a stock, real estate, etc., but who is not the actual owner.
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    • It means the shares are held in the name of a nominee company of Goodbody.
    • To create a legal mortgage the shares have to be registered in the name of the bank or of its nominee company.
    • We don't have any record of the nominee name in the share register.


mid 17th century: from nominate + -ee.

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