Definition of candidacy
: the state of being a candidate he is expected to announce his candidacy
Examples of candidacy in a Sentence
He withdrew his candidacy after the scandal damaged his reputation.
Recent Examples of candidacy from the Web
A newcomer, Timothy David Ray, has been making the rounds with campaign materials touting his candidacy.
Macron’s candidacy was buoyed as much by voter discontent with France’s entrenched political parties as by a genuine surge of excitement and hope over the 39-year-old’s first run for public office.
Davies, who declined NBC News' request for an interview, described Walker's candidacy as a stunt.
Four candidates have announced their candidacy to fill the position current Sheriff John Buncich will leave, as he's hit the two-term limit to run for the position.
Lamenting that Pritzker's immense inherited wealth — Forbes puts his worth at $3.4 billion — may have stirred prejudice that hindered his candidacy, Blagojevich made a prediction.
Jenny Durkan, who announced her candidacy that same week, was endorsed Tuesday by Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy (CASE), the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce’s political organization.
Stan Bond, a Montgomery Village Board member, has announced his candidacy for clerk in Kane County.
Surles joined that office after being placed on administrative leave from the sheriff's department after announcing his candidacy.
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First Known Use of candidacy
CANDIDACY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of candidacy for English Language Learners
: the position of a person who is trying to be elected : the state of being a candidate
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Definition of candidacy for Students
: 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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