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candidate +‎ -cy


candidacy (countable and uncountable, plural candidacies)

  1. The state of being a candidate.
    • 1844, Epes Sargent, The Life and Public Services of Henry Clay:
      Let it be borne in mind, moreover, that since the period of his last candidacy he has rendered the most memorable services to the country
    • 2002, Allan H. Keith, Turbulent Times
      However, this almost certainly happened because of the third party candidacy of former Republican President Theodore Roosevelt
    • 1984, Kenneth Meyer Setton, The Papacy and the Levant (1204-1571):
      Anyhow, if the opportunity presented itself, Requesens thought that Philip should support the candidacies of Giovanni Ricci, Clemente Dolerá, and Ghislieri, . . .

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