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candidature


noun

  1. a person who seeks an office, honor, etc.: a candidate for governor.
  2. a person who is selected by others as a contestant for an office, honor, etc.
  3. a person who is deserving of or seems destined for a certain end or fate: Such a reckless spender is a candidate for the poorhouse.
  4. a student studying for a degree: Candidates for the B.A. will have to meet certain minimum requirements.

verb (used without object), can·di·dat·ed, can·di·dat·ing.

  1. to become a candidate for service as a new minister of a church; preach before a congregation that is seeking a new minister.

noun

  1. a person seeking or nominated for election to a position of authority or honour or selection for a job, promotion, etc
  2. a person taking an examination or test
  3. a person or thing regarded as suitable or likely for a particular fate or positionthis wine is a candidate for his cellar
n.

c.1600s, from Latin candidatus “one aspiring to office,” originally “white-robed,” past participle of candidare “to make white or bright,” from candidus (see candid). Office-seekers in ancient Rome wore white togas.

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