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nominee

[nom-uh-nee] /ˌnɒm əˈni/
noun
1.
a person nominated, as to run for elective office or fill a particular post.
2.
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
1655-1665
1655-65; nomin(ate) + -ee
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British Dictionary definitions for nominees

nominee

/ˌnɒmɪˈniː/
noun
1.
a person who is nominated to an office or as a candidate
2.
  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
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Word Origin and History for nominees

nominee

n.

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

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