Candidacy is a rite which takes place during Catholic seminary formation by which the Church recognizes the seminarian as worthy of being ordained (hence, they become a "candidate" for Holy Orders). Permanent Deacons in the Roman Catholic Church also go through Candidacy or being recognized as worthy of being ordained just before their ordination as Permanent Deacons.

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  • candidacy — ☆ candidacy [kan′də də sē ] n. pl. candidacies the fact or state of being a candidate: also Brit. candidature [kan′də dəchər] * * * See candidate. * * * …   Universalium

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  • candidacy — [[t]kæ̱ndɪdəsi[/t]] candidacies N VAR: oft with poss Someone s candidacy is their position of being a candidate in an election. Today he is formally announcing his candidacy for President. Syn: candidature …   English dictionary

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