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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Refimprove |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} A candidate, or nominee, is the prospective recipient of an award or honor, or a person seeking or being considered for some kind of position; for example:

"Nomination" is part of the process of selecting a candidate for either election to an office by a political party,<ref name=Definition>Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases, Volume 1, Edition 2, West Publishing Company, 1914, p. 588 p. 618</ref> or the bestowing of an honor or award. This person is called a "nominee,"<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> though nominee often is used interchangeably with "candidate." Presumptive nominee is a term used when a person or organization believes that the nomination is inevitable or likely. The act of being a candidate in a race for either a party nomination or for electoral office is called a "candidacy."<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Presumptive candidate may be used to describe someone who is predicted to be a formal candidate.

"Candidate" is a derivative of the Latin "candidus" (shining white).<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> In Ancient Rome, people running for political office would usually wear togas chalked and bleached to be bright white at speeches, debates, conventions, and other public functions.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


Candidate sections
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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Refimprove |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} A candidate, or nominee, is the prospective recipient of an award or honor, or a person seeking or being considered for some kind of position; for example:

"Nomination" is part of the process of selecting a candidate for either election to an office by a political party,<ref name=Definition>Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases, Volume 1, Edition 2, West Publishing Company, 1914, p. 588 p. 618</ref> or the bestowing of an honor or award. This person is called a "nominee,"<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> though nominee often is used interchangeably with "candidate." Presumptive nominee is a term used when a person or organization believes that the nomination is inevitable or likely. The act of being a candidate in a race for either a party nomination or for electoral office is called a "candidacy."<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Presumptive candidate may be used to describe someone who is predicted to be a formal candidate.

"Candidate" is a derivative of the Latin "candidus" (shining white).<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> In Ancient Rome, people running for political office would usually wear togas chalked and bleached to be bright white at speeches, debates, conventions, and other public functions.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


Candidate sections
Intro  Candidates in elections  Age of candidacy  Presumptive candidate  See also  References  

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