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candidacy

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

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

plural can·di·da·cies

Full Definition of CANDIDACY

:  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.

First Known Use of CANDIDACY

1848
CANDIDACY Defined for Kids

candidacy

noun can·di·da·cy \ˈkan-də-də-sē\
plural can·di·da·cies

Definition of CANDIDACY for Kids

:  the position of a person who is trying to be elected :  the state of being a candidate <He announced his candidacy for governor.>

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