Definition of candidacy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

candidacy

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkændɪdəsi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkændɪdəsi//
 
[countable, uncountable](pl. candidacies)(also candidature especially in British English) Elections
 
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the fact of being a candidate in an election to announce/declare/withdraw your candidacy for the post See related entries: Elections
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: candidacy