presumptive nominee - definition and synonyms

  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    in United States presidential elections, the presumptive nominee is a presidential candidate who is assured of his or her party's nomination, but has not yet been formally nominated by his or her political party at the party's nominating convention

    Donald Trump has become the presumptive Republican nominee.

    Submitted by Javad Hekayati from Iran, Islamic Republic of on 05/05/2016