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Canʹdidate (3 syl.)

means “clothed in white.” Those who solicited the office of consul, quæstor, prætor, etc., among the Romans, arrayed themselves in a loose white robe. It was loose that they might show the people their scars, and white in sign of fidelity and humility. (Latiu, candĭdus, whence candidāti, clothed in white, etc.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Canada Balsam
Canaille (French, can-naye)
Canard
Canary (A)
Canary-bird (A)
Cancan
Cancel
Cancer (the Crab)
Candau les
Candidate
Candide
Candle
Candle-holder
Candles of the Night
Candlemas Day
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Canephoræ (in architecture)
Cancicular Days
Canicular Period