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can·di·date

 (kăn′dĭ-dāt′, -dĭt)
n.
1. A person who seeks or is nominated for an office, prize, or honor.
2. A student who has nearly completed the requirements for a degree.
3. One that seems likely to gain a certain position or come to a certain fate: young actors who are candidates for stardom; a memorandum that is a good candidate for the trash can.

[Latin candidātus, clothed in white (from the white togas worn by Romans seeking office), candidate, from candidus, white; see candid.]

can′di·da·cy (-də-sē), can′di·da·ture′ (-də-cho͝or′, -chər) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.candidacy - the campaign of a candidate to be electedcandidacy - the campaign of a candidate to be elected
whistle-stop tour - a tour by a candidate as part of a political campaign in which a series of small towns are visited; "in 1948 Truman crossed the country several times on his whistle-stop tours"
crusade, campaign, cause, drive, effort, movement - a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"
front-porch campaign, front-porch campaigning - a campaign in which the candidate makes speeches but does not travel; "William McKinley's dignified front-porch campaign won him the presidency in 1896"; "her approach was the opposite of a passive front-porch campaign"
hustings - the activities involved in political campaigning (especially speech making)
whispering campaign - the organized dissemination of derogatory rumors designed to discredit a candidate
stumping - campaigning for something by making political speeches (stump speeches)
Translations
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kandidatur
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kandidatura

candidacy

[ˈkændɪdəsɪ] N (esp US) → candidatura f

candidacy

[ˈkændɪdəsi] ncandidature f

candidacy

nKandidatur f

candidacy

[ˈkændɪdəsɪ] candidature (Brit) [ˈkændɪdətʃəʳ] ncandidatura

candidate

(ˈkӕndidət) , ((American) -deit) noun
a person who enters for a competition or examination (for a job, prize etc). a candidate for the job of manager; a parliamentary candidate.
ˈcandidacy (-dəsi) , ˈcandidature (-dətʃə) noun
being a candidate.
References in classic literature ?
There was nothing illegal in this; the story assumes that as often in medieval Europe a new king might be chosen from among all the men of the royal family; but Prince Hamlet had reason to feel that Claudius had taken advantage of his absence to forestall his natural candidacy.
Once or twice he caught the sound of his own name, and he knew that they were discussing his candidacy.
On behalf of the Austrian Institute of Technology Alexandar Petritz said that the benefits of the Master Plan are multifaceted, and the ultimate goal is the candidacy of Srebrenica for the European City of Culture of 2024.
Firstly, the registration of Zahid Oruj's candidacy was discussed and it was noted that the signatures and documents submitted by him were checked.
Two hours away from closing the candidacy door, no potential candidates, except for President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, can compete for Egypt's presidential election due in March, as he is the only one who finished submitting his candidacy papers to the NEA.
Next to submit his candidacy will be Michalis Mina at 10am, followed by ELAM leader Christos Christou at 10.
Parliament of Kyrgyzstan approved Wednesday the candidacy of lawmaker Askarbek Shadiyev for the First Deputy Prime Minister.
TAP) - The Nidaa Tounes Movement has decided to present Faycal Haj Taieb's candidacy for the parliamentary by-elections in Germany, Khaled Chouket, a leader in the Movement, announced on Saturday.
23 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls, candidates can start filing their certificates of candidacy later this month.
The two parties are getting closer to each other as regards the possible candidacy of Gen Rumen Radev," BGNES wire service quotes Korneliya Ninova, the head of BSP, as saying.
Summary: The Future Movement's parliamentary bloc has decided to reject MP Michel Aoun's presidential bid, while reiterating its support for MP Sleiman Frangieh's candidacy, Future MPs said Monday, in a move diluting hopes for the founder of the Free Patriotic Movement to be elected head of state.