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[nom-uh-nee] /ˌnɒm əˈni/
a person nominated, as to run for elective office or fill a particular post.
a person in whose name title to real estate or ownership of stock is held but who is not the actual proprietor or holder.
Origin of nominee
1655-65; nomin(ate) + -ee Unabridged
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Examples from the web for nominee
  • He has the thinnest résumé of any nominee in living memory.
  • Often these stories end with the withdrawal of the nomination or the nominee quietly removing himself from consideration.
  • The first option was to distance himself from the nominee, or withdraw the nomination.
  • The politics of envy, as explained by the likely nominee.
  • These ratings provide an evaluation of a nominee's integrity, professional competence and judicial temperament.
  • If the nominee is chosen as a winner, with the nominee's permission, the full social security number will be used as necessary.
  • Increase the suggested per-nominee fee for intermediaries that coordinate the proxy and mailing activities of multiple nominees.
British Dictionary definitions for nominee


a person who is nominated to an office or as a candidate
  1. a person or organization named to act on behalf of someone else, esp to conceal the identity of the nominator
  2. (as modifier): nominee shareholder
Word Origin
C17: from nomin(ate) + -ee
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for nominee

1660s, "person named for something; see nominate + -ee. Sense of "person named as a candidate" is attested from 1680s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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