The formal act by which the person holding the right to nominate to a curacy or perpetual curacy did so to request the ordinary (normally the bishop) to grant a licence to the candidate. The nominator might be either a clergyman or a layman. The term also describes the request sent to the bishop for a licence to be issued to an assistant or stipendiary curate to assist a parochial minister in the discharge of his duties, such a request emanating from the incumbent. Towards the end of the period covered by the CCEd the name of such a nominator was increasingly recorded in the licence issued to the curate.