What does the word candidacy mean?

Usage examples for candidacy

  1. 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
  2. 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