precandidate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ candidate

Noun[edit]

precandidate (plural precandidates)

  1. A person approved as a possible candidate.
    • 2008 March 8, The Associated Press, “Hall of Famer in Mayor’s Race”, New York Times:
      Arguello was approved as a precandidate for the November elections at a meeting of the Sandinista National Liberation Front, according to Daysi Torrez, a journalist who was nominated to run for deputy mayor.

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