verb (used without object), can·di·dat·ed, can·di·dat·ing.
Origin of candidate
Related Words for candidateshipapplication, nomination, readiness, preparedness, competition, offer, candidateship
Examples from the Web for candidateship
Historical Examples of candidateship
Could it be that Mr Ashburton had some other contest or candidateship in store for himself which he had not told her about?Miss Marjoribanks
Mrs (Margaret) Oliphant
For Mr. Trenchard, besides the wondrously sweetening power of his candidateship, came of a very ancient name in Dorsetshire.Agatha's Husband
Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
Word Origin for candidate
c.1600s, from Latin candidatus "one aspiring to office," originally "white-robed," past participle of candidare "to make white or bright," from candidus (see candid). Office-seekers in ancient Rome wore white togas.