verb (used without object), can·di·dat·ed, can·di·dat·ing.
Origin of candidate
Examples from the Web for candidature
Historical Examples of candidature
A year before his candidature he had been called to the Provincial bar.The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1
John Charles Dent
I had no vision as to the success of his candidature at Newcastle.Real Ghost Stories
William T. Stead
As for your candidature, any man with a spark of generosity in his soul will rally to you because of it.
The war scare is having an excellent effect on Miltoun's candidature.
She even gave him excellent advice with reference to his candidature.Sentimental Education, Volume II
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.