What does the word candidacy mean?

Usage examples for candidacy

  1. Accordingly I made a short visit to neighboring precincts, and finding my candidacy generally approved I went to work to make it successful. – Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State by Stephen Field; George C. Gorham
  2. They discussed details of Bruce's candidacy, they discussed the convention; and a little later Blind Charlie departed. – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
  3. The dignitaries of the church and state finally set to work and supported the candidacy of Mikhial Feodorovitch Romanoff, who was the first Romanoff Czar. – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller