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

Definition of candidature

chiefly British

Examples of candidature in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of candidature

1848, in the meaning defined above

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“Candidature.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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