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nominee

Syllabification: nom·i·nee
Pronunciation: /ˌnäməˈnē
 
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Definition of nominee in English:

noun

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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

mid 17th century: from nominate + -ee.

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