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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nominee \Nom`i*nee"\, n. [See Nominate, and -ee.]
A person named, or designated, by another, to any office,
duty, or position; one nominated, or proposed, by others for
office or for election to office. One remains a nominee until
one has been elected or has assumed the office.
[1913 Webster +PJC]