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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nomination \Nom`i*na"tion\, n. [L. nominatio: cf. F. nomination.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] The nomination of persons to places being . . . a flower of his crown, he would reserve to himself. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster] 2. The denomination, or name. [Obs.] --Bp. Pearson. [1913 Webster]