non·​can·​di·​date | \ ˌnän-ˈkan-də-ˌdāt How to pronounce noncandidate (audio) , -ˈka-nə-, -dət \

Definition of noncandidate

: a person who is not a candidate especially : one who has refused to be a candidate for a particular political office

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Other Words from noncandidate

noncandidacy \ ˌnän-​ˈkan-​də-​də-​sē How to pronounce noncandidacy (audio) \ noun

Examples of noncandidate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite being a noncandidate, Mr. Brown seemed to make a shadow campaign swing this month. New York Times, "Sherrod Brown Is the Only Democrat in America Not Running for President," 23 July 2019 The donation appears to be the largest noncandidate contribution ever given to a campaign. Rick Pearson,, "Ken Griffin gives Rauner's campaign $20 million," 17 May 2017

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First Known Use of noncandidate

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Noncandidate.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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