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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Candidate  \Can"di*date\,  n.  [L.  Candidatus  n.  (because 
  candidates  for  office  in  Rome  were  clothed  in  a  white  toga.) 
  fr  candidatus  clothed  in  white,  fr  candiduslittering 
  white:  cf  F.  candidat.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  candidate 
  n  1:  a  politician  who  is  running  for  public  office  [syn:  {campaigner}, 
  {nominee}] 
  2:  someone  who  is  considered  for  something  (for  an  office  or 
  prize  or  honor  etc.)  [syn:  {prospect}] 




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