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[Latin nominatus, past participle of nominare to call by name, from nomin- nomen name]
in the civil law of Louisiana
: having a special or certain name compare innominate
[nÄ -mə-nāt] vt -nat·ed
1 : to appoint or propose for appointment to an office, position, or place [if the testator has nominated an executor of the will] [the President…shall and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint ambassadors "U.S. Constitution art. II"]
2 : to propose as a candidate for election to office
nom·i·na·tion [nÄ -mə-nā-shən]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.