From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nomination \Nom`i*na"tion\, n. [L. nominatio: cf. F.
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   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.
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            The nomination of persons to places being . . . a
            flower of his crown, he would reserve to himself.
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   2. The denomination, or name. [Obs.] --Bp. Pearson.
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