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 (nŏn-kăn′dĭ-dāt′, -dĭt)
A person who has announced that he or she is not a candidate, especially for political office.
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(ˌnɒnˈkændɪdət; ˌnɒnˈkændɪˌdeɪt)
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics US a person, esp a politician, who is not a candidate for a specific political office
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(nɒnˈkæn dɪˌdeɪt, -dɪt)

a person who is not a candidate for a political office, esp. one who has announced that he or she is not a candidate.
non•can′di•da•cy, n.
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Noun1.noncandidate - someone who has announced they are not a candidate; especially a politician who has announced that he or she is not a candidate for some political office
pol, political leader, politico, politician - a person active in party politics
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