Definitions of candidature

  1. Candidacy. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The position of a candidate for an office; a canvass. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for candidature

  1. He had probably been surprised and grieved at the serious consequences which Prince Leopold's action had produced in France; and although he had determined not to submit to dictation from Paris or to order Leopold to abandon his candidature he had already, as it seems, taken steps likely to render the preservation of peace more probable. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  2. The youthful German prince generously renounced a candidature which it was not hard to see would lead to a rupture between the two Powers, and cause a destructive war. – Pius IX. And His Time by The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson