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nomination

[nom-uh-ney-shuh n] /ˌnɒm əˈneɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of nominating, especially to office:
The floor is open for nomination of candidates for the presidency.
2.
the state of being nominated.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin nōminātiōn- (stem of nōminātiō) a naming, nomination. See nominate, -ion
Related forms
nonnomination, noun
renomination, noun
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  • She had to sabotage the housemates and had to be nominated when the nominations come.
Word Origin and History for nominations

nomination

n.

early 15c., "act of mentioning by name," from Middle French nomination (14c.), and directly from Latin nominationem (nominative nominatio) "a naming, designation," from nominare "to name" (see nominate (v.)). Meaning "fact of being proposed as a candidate" is attested from late 15c.

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