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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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