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nominal
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The Fellowship of the Ring
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  • The Thain was the master of the Shire-moot, and captain of the Shire-muster and the Hobbitry-in-arms, but as muster and moot were only held in times of emergency, which no longer occurred, the Thainship had ceased to be more than a nominal dignity.

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as in: a nominal fee Define
insignificantly small
as in: he's nominally in charge Define
in form or name, but not in reality
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