|a.||1.||Of or pertaining to a name or names; having to do with the literal meaning of a word; verbal; |
|2.||Existing in name only; not real; |
|3.||Within acceptable limits; as expected; |
|4.||Insignificant; trifling; - of prices or costs, as compared with the benefits gained; |
|2.||(Gram.) A verb formed from a noun.|
|3.||A name; an appellation.|
|Adj.||1.||nominal - relating to or constituting or bearing or giving a name; "the Russian system of nominal brevity"; "a nominal lists of priests"; "taxable males as revealed by the nominal rolls"|
|2.||nominal - insignificantly small; a matter of form only (`tokenish' is informal); "the fee was nominal"; "a token gesture of resistance"; "a tokenish gesture"|
|3.||nominal - pertaining to a noun or to a word group that functions as a noun; "nominal phrase"; "noun phrase"|
|4.||nominal - being value in terms of specification on currency or stock certificates rather than purchasing power; "nominal or face value"|
real - being value measured in terms of purchasing power; "real prices"; "real income"; "real wages"
|5.||nominal - named; bearing the name of a specific person; "nominative shares of stock"|
|6.||nominal - being such in name only; "the nominal (or titular) head of his party"|
NOMINAL. Relating to a name.
2. A nominal plaintiff is one in whose name an action is brought, for the use of another. In this case, the nominal plaintiff has no control over the action, nor is he responsible for costs. 1 Dall. 1 39; 2 Watts, R. 12.
3. A nominal partner is one, who, without having an actual interest in the profits of a concern, allows his name to be used, or agrees that it shall be continued therein, as a partner; such nominal partner is clearly liable to the creditors of the firm, as a general partner, although the creditors were ignorant at the time of dealing, that his name was used.. 2 H. Bl. 242, 246; 1 Esp. R. 31; 2 Campb. 302; 16 East, R. 174; 2 B. & C. 411.