Part of speech: noun

One who is nominated.

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Usage examples "nominee":

  1. In 1864, McClellan was the nominee of the Democratic party for the presidency, but received only twenty- one electoral votes. - "American Men of Action", Burton E. Stevenson.
  2. His party renominated him for governor; but he had lost ground during the term, and could not draw out his full party strength in the November election of 1855. Besides, the new Republican party, although as yet in the minority, was making rapid strides, and voted solidly for its nominee, Bashford, a Winnebago county lawyer. - "Stories of the Badger State", Reuben Gold Thwaites.
  3. Now it was for these delegates to decide whether they would put their organization behind the Democratic nominee with a substantial prospect of victory, or preserve intact the identity of the Populist party, split the silver vote, and deliver over the election to a gold Republican. - "The Agrarian Crusade A Chronicle of the Farmer in Politics", Solon J. Buck.