nomination nomination  /ˌnɑ mə ˈneɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of officially naming a candidate
  2. (n) the condition of having been proposed as a suitable candidate for appointment or election
  3. (n) an address (usually at a political convention) proposing the name of a candidate to run for election

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. At this point, Clinton can only win the nomination ugly: by superdelegates abandoning Obama and turning to her, in drovesnot impossible, but not very likely either.
  2. Richard Nixon had two high-profile Supreme Court nomination strikeouts.
  3. Meanwhile, it's not clear how long Estrada's nomination will stay on the floor, but neither party looks ready to back down.

News

  1. Gov. Walker Rescinds Nomination for UW Board of Regents

    A college student's nomination to the UW Board of Regents was rescinded by Governor Scott Walker after it was revealed he had signed a petition to recall Walker last year.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WSAW Wausau

  2. Judicial Nomination Commission solicits applications for Montana Associate Water Court Judge

    Chief Justice Mike McGrath has notified the Judicial Nomination Commission that the position of Associate Water Court Judge will be vacant on August 1, 2013. Associate Water Court Judge Russ McElyea has been appointed to the position of Chief Water Court Judge effective on that date.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Char-Koosta News

  3. Walker withdraws nomination of regent who signed recall petition

    Gov. Scott Walker refuses to say why he withdrew the nomination of a University of Wisconsin-Platteville student to the Board of Regents. The governor’s office announced Joshua Inglett’s name would be withdrawn Thursday morning after RightWisconsin.com reported Inglett’s name was in a recall petition database. “We’re not going to pull him through all that, there’s plenty of good candidates out ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WISC-TV Madison

Quotes

  1. "For those who doubt the president's desire and commitment to succeed in Afghanistan, his nomination of Gen. Petraeus to run this war should cause them to think twice," said Sen. John McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: John McCain Source: The Associated Press

  2. "The decisions made at the nation's highest court affect the daily lives of all Americans," Leahy said. "Our constituents deserve a civil and thoughtful debate on this nomination, followed by an up-or-down vote."
    on May 10, 2010 By: Patrick Leahy Source: Washington Post

  3. "I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization" decided against competing, Heigl said in a written statement provided by her...
    on Jun 11, 2008 By: Katherine Heigl Source: FOXNews

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