1. The act of naming or nominating; designation of a person as a candidate for office; the power of nominating; the state of being nominated; as, to win the nomination.
The nomination of persons to places being . . . a flower of his crown, he would reserve to himself. --Clarendon.
2. The denomination, or name. [Obs.]
n 1: the act of officially naming a candidate; "the Republican
nomination for Governor"
2: the condition of having been proposed as a suitable
candidate for appointment or election; "there was keen
competition for the nomination"; "his nomination was hotly
3: an address (usually at a political convention) proposing the
name of a candidate to run for election; "the nomination
was brief and to the point" [syn: nominating speech, nominating