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
: the state of being a candidate <he is expected to announce his candidacy>
Examples of candidacy
He withdrew his candidacy after the scandal damaged his reputation.
First Known Use of candidacy
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