1 a person seeking a job or position.
2 a person taking an examination.
3 a person or thing regarded as suitable or likely for a particular fate or position: someone who smokes, drinks, or eats too much is a candidate for heart disease.
WORD HISTORY –
Candidatus in Latin means ‘white-robed’. In ancient Rome, candidates for public office wore white togas.
(Collins international edition dictionary, page no. 114-115)
Now Mr Kejriwal has worn white kurta (don’t know about dhoti or pajama because I am not watching TV since a week). I saw his pic on page no. 12, The Hindu.
All the best for corrupt people fighting to eliminate corruption. I read in Dainik Jagran that Mr. Kejriwal had said in his speech a week ago that he welcomes Anna-Team funding from corrupt friends just because it is a fight against corruption.