by or as regards name; in name; ostensibly: He was nominally the leader, but others actually ran the organization.

1655–65; nominal + -ly Unabridged
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nominal (ˈnɒmɪnəl)
1.  in name only; theoretical: the nominal leader
2.  minimal in comparison with real worth or what is expected; token: a nominal fee
3.  of, relating to, constituting, bearing, or giving a name
4.  grammar of or relating to a noun or noun phrase
5.  grammar a nominal element; a noun, noun phrase, or syntactically similar structure
6.  bell-ringing the harmonic an octave above the strike tone of a bell
[C15: from Latin nōminālis of a name, from nōmen name]

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Example sentences
They nominally each have a half-position, so the two add up to one.
The government already controlled the nominally independent public prosecutors.
The economy is nominally recovering, but few people feel it.
In addition, some small pockets of territory are nominally part of one country
  but geographically isolated from it.
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