nomination

[nom-uh-ney-shuh n]
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Origin of nomination

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin nōminātiōn- (stem of nōminātiō) a naming, nomination. See nominate, -ion
Related formsnon·nom·i·na·tion, nounre·nom·i·na·tion, noun
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nomination

noun
  1. the act of nominating or state of being nominated, esp as an election candidate
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Word Origin and History for nomination
n.

early 15c., "act of mentioning by name," from Middle French nomination (14c.), and directly from Latin nominationem (nominative nominatio) "a naming, designation," from nominare "to name" (see nominate (v.)). Meaning "fact of being proposed as a candidate" is attested from late 15c.

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