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Nomination is part of the process of selecting a candidate for either election to an office, or the bestowing of an honor or award. The contents of this page have been moved to http://en. ... The Elections and Parties Series Democracy Representative democracy History of democracy Referenda Liberal democracy Representation Voting Voting systems Ideology Elections Elections by country Elections by calender Electoral systems Politics Politics by country Political campaigns Political science Political philosophy Related topics Political parties Parties by country Parties by name Parties by... An office is a room or other area in which people work, but may also denote a position within an organisation with specific duties attached to it (see officer, office-holder, official); the latter is in fact an earlier usage, office as place originally referring to the location of one... An award is something given to a person or group of people to recognize excellence in a certain field. ...


In the context of elections for public office, a candidate who has been selected by a political party is normally said to be the nominee of that party. The party's selection (that is, the nomination) is typically accomplished either based on one or more primary elections or by means of a political party convention or caucus, according to the rules of the party and any applicable election laws. The Elections and Parties Series Democracy Representative democracy History of democracy Referenda Liberal democracy Representation Voting Voting systems Ideology Elections Elections by country Elections by calender Electoral systems Politics Politics by country Political campaigns Political science Political philosophy Related topics Political parties Parties by country Parties by name Parties by... A primary election is an election in which registered voters in a jurisdiction select a political partys candidate for a later election (nominating primary). ... The Elections and Parties Series Democracy Representative democracy History of democracy Referenda Liberal democracy Representation Voting Voting systems Ideology Elections Elections by country Elections by calender Electoral systems Politics Politics by country Political campaigns Political science Political philosophy Related topics Political parties Parties by country Parties by name Parties by... In politics, a political convention is a meeting of a political party, typically to select party candidates. ... A caucus is most generally defined as being a meeting of supporters or members of a political party or movement. ... Corruption Jurisprudence Philosophy of law Law (principle) List of legal abbreviations Legal code Intent Letter versus Spirit Natural Justice Natural law Religious law Witness intimidation Legal research Critical legal studies External links Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Law Look up law in Wiktionary, the free dictionary...


Normally, the nominee of a recognized political party is entitled to appear on the general election ballot. Candidates who are unaffiliated with any political party are typically required to submit a nominating petition in order to gain ballot access. A general election is an election in which all members of a given political body are up for election. ... A ballot is a device used to record choices made by voters. ... Look up Petition in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A petition is a request to an authority, most commonly a government official or public entity. ... Ballot access rules regulate the conditions under which a candidate or political party is entitled to appear on voters ballots. ...


Candidate comes from the Latin word "candida" (white). In Ancient Rome, people running for political office would often wear togas chalked and bleached to be bright white. Such garments would be worn by candidates at speeches, debates, conventions, and other public functions. Latin is the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Ancient Rome was a civilization that existed in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East between 753 BC and its downfall in AD 476. ... Roman clad in toga The toga was the distinctive garb of Ancient Rome. ... Public speaking is speaking to a group of people in a structured, deliberate manner. ... Debate is a formalized system of (usually) logical argument. ... Convention has at least two separate and very distinct meanings. ... Public is of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; opposed to private; as, the public treasury, a road or lake. ... A ceremony is an activity, infused with ritual significance, performed on a certain occasion. ...


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Nominalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1089 words)
In philosophy, nominalism is the theory that abstract terms, general terms, or universals do not represent objective real existents, but are merely names, words, or vocal utterances (flatus vocis).
Nominalism arose in reaction to the problem of universals.
Another form of nominalist is one that attempts to build a theory of resemblance nominalism on a theory of tropes.
Nominalism, Realism, Conceptualism (3007 words)
Nominalism, on the contrary, models the concept on the external object, which it holds to be individual and particular.
Nominalism consequently denies the existence of abstract and universal concepts, and refuses to admit that the intellect has the power of engendering them.
Nominalism, which is irreconcilable with a spiritualistic philosophy and for that very reason with scholasticism as well, presupposes the ideological theory that the abstract concept does not differ essentially from sensation, of which it is only a transformation.
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