candidacy

noun can·di·da·cy \ ˈkan-də-də-sē , ˈka-nə- \
Updated on: 22 Apr 2018
plural candidacies
: the state of being a candidate
  • he is expected to announce his candidacy

Examples of candidacy in a Sentence

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

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candidacy

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


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candidacy

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