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.

1655–65; nomin(ate) + -ee Unabridged
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nominee (ˌnɒmɪˈniː)
1.  a person who is nominated to an office or as a candidate
2.  a.  a person or organization named to act on behalf of someone else, esp to conceal the identity of the nominator
 b.  (as modifier): nominee shareholder
[C17: from nomin(ate) + -ee]

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Example sentences
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
The politics of envy, as explained by the likely nominee.
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