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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NOMINAL

His imprisonment was intended to be little more than nominal.

Such was the character of the nominal peace which now existed.

The land was let at a nominal rent, as being almost valueless.

These can be procured through any local dealer at a nominal sum.

“Of course they can, if they must,” returned their nominal mistress.

The Sultan claims to be the nominal owner of all the product of Sulu waters.

In 1878 gold and silver were worth their nominal relative values.

It brought a despatch to the Governor from the nominal acting-Gov.

I have no doubt that we could get any number of hides, at a nominal price, from the commissariat.

It is necessary that he be represented here in some nominal capacity.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "pertaining to nouns," from Latin nominalis "pertaining to a name or names," from nomen (genitive nominis) "name," cognate with Old English nama (see name (n.)). Meaning "of the nature of names" (in distinction to things) is from 1610s. Meaning "being so in name only" first recorded 1620s.

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