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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. The respect shown throughout the play by Claudius to Polonius, the Lord Chamberlain, now in his dotage, suggests that possibly Polonius was instrumental in securing Claudius' election.
Once or twice he caught the sound of his own name, and he knew that they were discussing his candidacy. Then there entered an inner guard with a green and gold sash across his chest.
The only remaining prime ministerial candidate, Ram Chandra Poudel of the Nepali Congress party, has yet to comment on Prachanda's candidacy withdrawal.
Case for Candidacy: Democrats worried about a Bill Frist run in '08 could neutralize the Senate's only doctor with Snyder, a family practitioner.
The party apparatus seemed hostile to Dean's run, unconcerned with attacks on him, and anxious for him to quit the race.) Yet despite the fact that the gatekeeper press had anointed him the front-runner, Dean failed to win a single primary other than Vermont's in March, long after his candidacy was finished.
Amum has urged SPLM's members who have declared independent candidacy to put its interest above others.
The candidate proposed by Ak Jol party for the prime minister's post, Daniar Usenov, promised to form a new cabinet of ministers in the shortest possible period of time in case his candidacy is approved, Usenov said this during session of Ak Jol parliamentary faction today.The parliamentary faction of Ak Jol party today is considering the candidacy of Daniar Usenov, who was recommended by the political council of the majority party Ak Jol.Usenov said most government members would be re-appointed in the new cabinet.
Khatami, a moderate theologian who was Iran's president from 1997 to 2005, announced his candidacy in early February after his efforts to convince Moussavi to stand as the leading reformist candidate failed.
Summary: Iran's former president Mohammad Khatami on Monday withdrew his candidacy from the country's June presidential election
His candidacy represents much more than whom our nation should select as its next president.
He was replying to Labour euro-sceptic Ian Davidson, who had mocked the former PM's candidacy for presidency "of the world, the universe and everything".
When Reed announced his candidacy 18 months ago, he was considered a shoo-in.