candidate
noun Etymology: Latin candidatus, from candidatus clothed in white, from candidus white; from the white toga worn by candidates for office in ancient Rome Date: 1600 1. a. one that aspires to or is nominated or qualified for an office, membership, or award <
a candidate for governor
>
b. one likely or suited to undergo or be chosen for something specified <
a candidate for surgery
>
2. a student in the process of meeting final requirements for a degree

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