candidature

noun
can·​di·​da·​ture | \ ˈkan-də-də-ˌchu̇r How to pronounce candidature (audio) , ˈka-nə-, -chər\

Definition of candidature

chiefly British

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Praising the overall quality of this edition, Arnault pointed out that making it to the final nine out of 1,300 candidatures was already huge. Vogue, "Doublet Wins the 2018 LVMH Prize," 6 June 2018

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1848, in the meaning defined above

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