candidacy

noun
can·​di·​da·​cy | \ˈkan-də-də-sē, ˈka-nə-\
plural candidacies

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.

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In recent days, Western officials, including in the U.S., raised alarm over the candidacy of Maj. Thomas Grove, WSJ, "Russian Bid to Head Interpol Fails; Concerns of Abuse Remain," 21 Nov. 2018 The White House came out publicly against the candidacy of Kim’s Russian rival, Alexander Prokopchuk. Angela Charlton, The Seattle Times, "Interpol’s flaws exposed in US-Russia fight over presidency," 21 Nov. 2018 Kaufman finds some hope in the insurgent Democratic candidacy of Randy Bryce, a former ironworker and union activist, who ran to unseat Republican Speaker Paul Ryan from Wisconsin’s First Congressional District. Jennifer Szalai, New York Times, "How Conservatives Bet Big on Wisconsin and Won," 11 July 2018 Angry crowds were gathering in St. Stephen’s Square to oppose the candidacy of former U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim in the final days of his presidential campaign. Jessica Zack, SFChronicle.com, "Unflinching looks at Austria’s past, Kurt Waldheim at Jewish Film Festival," 10 July 2018 Trump rallied in Great Falls on Thursday to boost the candidacy of Tester's Republican challenger, state Auditor Matt Rosendale. Catherine Lucey And Matt Volz, chicagotribune.com, "Trump mocks media at Montana rally on same day newsrooms held moment of silence for slain journalists," 5 July 2018 Trump rallied in Great Falls on Thursday to boost the candidacy of Tester’s Republican challenger, state Auditor Matt Rosendale. Catherine Lucey And Matt Volz, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump urges senator’s ouster at rally for Montana Republican," 5 July 2018 With Maryland on the brink of naming Kevin Anderson’s successor as athletic director, there has been much discussion in recent days among fans, alumni and coaches regarding the candidacy of the three men who were interviewed last week for the job. Don Markus, baltimoresun.com, "Assessing the pros and cons of Maryland's athletic director candidates," 25 June 2018 Democrats and independents won’t be able to vote in the Aug. 28 primary because the candidacy of write-in candidate Brenton Baker, a young graphic artist and Full Sail University graduate, resulted in a closed GOP primary. Steven Lemongello, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Central Florida elections feature some high profile names," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of candidacy

1848, in the meaning defined above

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candidacy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of candidacy

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

candidacy

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

Kids Definition of candidacy

: 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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