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candidacy

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noun can·di·da·cy \ˈkan-də-də-sē, ˈka-nə-\

Simple Definition of candidacy

  • : the position of a person who is trying to be elected : the state of being a candidate

Full Definition of candidacy

plural can·di·da·cies

  1. :  the state of being a candidate <he is expected to announce his candidacy>

Examples of candidacy

  1. He withdrew his candidacy after the scandal damaged his reputation.



1848

First Known Use of candidacy

1848



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