verb (used without object), can·di·dat·ed, can·di·dat·ing.
Origin of candidate
Examples from the Web for candidature
Finally the questioning flickered out, no one withdrew their candidature, and the voting commenced.
And if once you admit election you must admit also the right of the to-be-elected one to offer or refuse his candidature.King John of Jingalo|Laurence Housman
Probably some deep private trouble, quite unconnected with my candidature; but I am so nervous.The Immortal|Alphonse Daudet
Their sympathies inclined towards the candidature of Denis Cooper, in spite of their small acquaintance with him.Abington Abbey|Archibald Marshall
However, we will leave him and consider the candidature of Mr Smith.The Exiles of Faloo|Barry Pain
British Dictionary definitions for candidature
Word Origin for candidate
Word Origin and History for candidature
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.