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1 : a person named as the recipient of a grant, conveyance, or annuity
2 : a person named or proposed for an office, duty, or position: as
a : a person named to act as another's agent or representative
b : a candidate selected to represent a party in an election
3 : a person in whose name a stock or registered bond certificate is registered but who is not the actual owner
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.