Definition for NOM'IN-ATE

NOM'IN-ATE, v.t. [L. nomino, from nomen, name. See Name.]

  1. To name; to mention by name. Wotton.
  2. To call; to entitle; to denominate. Spenser.
  3. To name or designate by name for an office or place; to appoint; as, to nominate an heir or an executor. Locke.
  4. Usually, to name for an election, choice or appointment; to propose by name, or offer the name of a person as a candidate for an office or place. This is the principal use of the word in the United States; as in a public assembly, where men are to be selected and chosen to office, any member of the assembly or meeting nominates, that is, proposes to the chairman the name of a person whom he desires to have elected.

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