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Definitions of candidate
One who offers himself, or is put forward by others, as a suitable person or an aspirant or contestant for an office, privilege, or honor; as, a candidate for the office of governor; a candidate for holy orders; a candidate for scholastic honors. Webster Dictionary DB
One who offers himself, or is proposed by others, to fill some office. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
One who offers himself for any office or honor, so called because, at Rome, the applicant used to dress in white. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
CANDIDATURE, CANDIDATESHIP. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
One who offers himself or is proposed for an office. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
A nominee or aspirant for any position. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
One who seeks, or is brought forward, to fill some office or post of honour, so called because it was the custom in Rome for such to dress in white. See Candid. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
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