can·​di·​da·​ture ˈkan-də-də-ˌchu̇r How to pronounce candidature (audio)
chiefly British

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The likes of Jason Momoa, Mark Ruffalo, Mark Hamill and Barbara Streisand have tweeted in support of Lula’s candidature. Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Oct. 2022 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, 6 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of candidature was in 1821

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Cite this Entry

“Candidature.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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