Direct nomination

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Direct nomination (Political Science) The nomination or designation of candidates for public office by direct popular vote rather than through the action of a convention or body of elected nominating representatives or delegates. The term is applied both to the nomination of candidates without any nominating convention, and, loosely, to the nomination effected, as in the case of candidates for president or senator of the United States, by the election of nominating representatives pledged or instructed to vote for certain candidates dssignated by popular vote.
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Usage

In literature:

His eyes, half open to denote a nominal direction on the outer world, are half closed also.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
The system of direct primary nominations is preferable to that of nomination by caucus and convention.
"Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Debate Index" by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
He was nominated directly by the pope, and consecrated by his holiness at Avignon.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Exeter" by Percy Addleshaw
Kelly declared it a direct bid for the nomination.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Ricord was left behind to direct, at least nominally, the movements both of the armies and of the embassy to Genoa.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
It did not even claim the right to nominate the legislature directly.
"The Cult of Incompetence" by Emile Faguet
The nominative of direct address, and phrases in the nominative absolute construction are cut off by commas.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
The electors of each electoral divisions nominate directly the number of Deputies fixed by the same table.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Why not simply nominate candidates fit for the office, and then send them directly to the legislature?
"The Progressionists, and Angela." by Conrad von Bolanden
It has entirely escaped Islam, and though it is a nominal vassal of China, direct Chinese influence has not been strong.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
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In news:

Platt received an Academy Award nomination for best art direction for Brooks' 1983 film, "Terms of Endearment.".
Gov Beverly Perdue took a step in the right direction last year when she appointed a Judicial Nominating Commission.
The film received nine Oscar nominations, including a directing nom for Pollock .
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lee Daniels is in talks to direct a Janis Joplin biopic starring Amy Adams.
Taylor Swift capped off her busy week – hosting the Grammy nominations concert and holding hands with One Direction's Harry Styles- by performing at the Z100 Jingle Ball in NYC last night (Dec.
The Ottawa County Senior Activity Committee, under the direction of the Ottawa County Senior Advisory Board, is seeking nominations for its annual induction into the Ottawa County Senior Hall of Fame.
While One Direction fans are howling in protest over the group's lack of Grammy nominations, their mentor, Simon Cowell, says the lads aren't sweating it.
I spent a good while trying to come up with a witty and snazzy opening line to properly express this sentiment and finally decided to take the route that nominates honesty as the best (and most direct) policy.
It is directed by David Fincher, who made the Oscar-nominated film about Facebook.
The Grammy nominations period ended Sept 30 and three of the year's top four debuting albums from Swift, One Direction and Jason Aldean came after that date.
The Grammy nominations period ended Sept 30 and three of the year's top four debuting albums - from Swift, One Direction and Jason Aldean - came after that date.
The Grammy nominations period ended Sept 30 and three of the year's top four debuting albums -- from Swift, One Direction and Jason Aldean -- came after that date.
The Grammy nominations period ended Sept 30 and three of the year's top four debuting albums — from Swift, One Direction and Jason Aldean — came after that date.
MacFarlane has hosted "SNL," recorded a Grammy-nominated album and directed "Ted".
George Clooney directs and stars in the movie, The Ides of March, as a Democratic candidate for the presidential nomination.
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In science:

Thus, as in OD, we assumed α = 0.3, which is a typical value for a nominal disk and this assumption allows a direct comparison with the model described in OD.
Instability of the 13.8 day period in X-ray emission from 4U1700-377
Table 2: Pixel shifts applied to emission lines in each jet lobe along the cross-dispersion direction, to re-center the HVC emission peak, assumed coincident with the jst axis, on the nominal zero arcsecond position.
Rotation of Jets from Young Stars: New Clues from the Hubble Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph
The numbers, u(N ) and s(N ), stand for the dimensions of nominally unstable and stable directions, respectively.
Topological method for symmetric periodic orbits for maps with a reversing symmetry
In the ’nominally stable’ direction N is contracted by f .
Topological method for symmetric periodic orbits for maps with a reversing symmetry
The fluorescence telescopes have been installed with an unce rtainty of 0.1◦ in their nominal pointing directions.
Performance of the Fluorescence Detectors of the Pierre Auger Observatory
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