• WordNet 3.6
    • n nominee a politician who is running for public office
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Only one movie has had three Academy Award nominees in the same category. In 1963, Tom Jones earned Best Supporting Actress nominations for Diane Cilento, Dame Edith Evans and Joyce Redman.
    • n Nominee A person named, or designated, by another, to any office, duty, or position; one nominated, or proposed, by others for office or for election to office. One remains a nominee until one has been elected or has assumed the office.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nominee One who is nominated, named, or designated, as to an office.
    • n nominee In English common law, the person who is named to receive a copyhold estate on surrender of it to the lord; the cestui que use, sometimes called the surrenderee.
    • n nominee A person on whose life an annuity depends.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nominee nom-in-ē′ one who is nominated by another: one on whose life an annuity or lease depends: one to whom the holder of a copyhold estate surrenders his interest.
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  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Nominee. A modest gentleman shrinking from the distinction of private life and diligently seeking the honorable obscurity of public office.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Nominate, and -ee


In literature:

He favored the election of the Democrat nominee.
"The Arena" by Various
Custis was always a Democrat, and supported Douglas on the ground that he was the regular nominee.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Although the nominee of Frederick the Great, she pursued consistently a national Russian policy.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
The lord must admit the vendor's nominee, but the form of the conveyance is still that of surrender and re-grant.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
Possibly it was partly policy which impelled him to give his nominee no chance from the beginning.
"Rulers of India: Lord Clive" by George Bruce Malleson
The Federal nominee for the presidency was Rufus King, of New York.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
He preferred to put in a nominee of his own who should be entirely dependent on him.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
To go up as His brothers' nominee, or to go up in the way they proposed, was counter to the whole plan of His life.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I" by Marcus Dods
No; the better course for you would be, choose a nominee for your borough; select a man in whom you have confidence.
"Roland Cashel Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
No one could be more surprised than the nominee.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
The nominee of this convention is no new and untried man, and in that respect he is no 'dark horse.
"The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield" by Emma Elizabeth Brown
Pennsylvania remained loyal throughout to the nominee from that state, Pattison, although it was a forlorn hope.
"Contemporary American History, 1877-1913" by Charles A. Beard
These nominations were approved at the continental congress in 1903 and both nominees were elected, and reelected in 1904.
"Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences" by Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
The representatives of Ireland in the Parliament of the Protectorate, it is true, were nominees.
"Irish History and the Irish Question" by Goldwin Smith
Powelton was not elected; Young was the only nominee of the Invincibles that was.
"The Adventures of a Freshman" by Jesse Lynch Williams
In 1864 Mr. Lincoln was again elected president by a very large majority over Gen. McClellan, the Democratic nominee.
"Boys' and Girls' Biography of Abraham Lincoln" by James H. Shaw
I was one of the Government's nominees.
"From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography" by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
The partnership of Otto III., son of a Byzantine princess, and his nominee Silvester II.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
If we send delegates, who can say that our votes may not secure a reliable nominee and a sound platform?
"Presidential Candidates:" by D. W. Bartlett
Are not inspectors and other managers of the system altogether government nominees?
"The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, Volume 1, February, 1865" by Various

In news:

Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for the US Senate from Missouri, made headlines with his strange and offensive remarks.
The Kent County Republican Committee expects to name a Republican nominee for the Delaware House of Representatives 31st District race that would replace former GOP candidate Ron Poliquin.
0South Carolina voters are on the brink of losing their reputation for correctly picking the Republican nominee for president.
Mark Dannels is selected as the new nominee.
Pancake nominee for top SEC honor.
In response to questions about her weight, the former vice presidential nominee says she's working on a fitness and diet book with her family.
Tennessee Democratic Party denounces its own nominee.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said President Obama's policies are to blame for only slight economic growth new GDP figures out Friday.
Jill Stein is the likely Green Party presidential nominee.
Dish out the Best Picture nominees.
A dinner party inspired by the Best Picture nominees.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney smiles as he accepts the nomination during the final session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 30, 2012.
Who is VP nominee Paul Ryan.
Dove nominee performs tonight at Terre Haute church.
Super Bowl-winning football coach Tony Dungy has started an online petition urging President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to make fatherhood a top campaign issue.

In science:

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