Can 'Candidature-Ship' be proper word . or it must be just Candidature ! Like , I would like to apply my candidature -ship for the post Retail Manager . Is the sentence is Valid ?

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    Why not candidatureshipness? – michael.hor257k Jan 26 '19 at 9:13
  • The word is "candidateship" (OED), but means exactly the same thing as "candidature", which is more commonly used. – WS2 Jan 26 '19 at 9:35

Don’t use either in the way you propose.

For clarification, the state or condition of being a candidate is “candidature” or “candidacy”.

But you’re not applying to be a candidate for the job, you’re applying to be hired for the job. So I think you’d want to say:

I would like to apply for the Retail Manager position.

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The term is candidateship but it is actually very rare;


(Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.)

The more commonly used term is candidacy as shown in Google Books.

In the context you are suggesting you are applying for job/position and you might say, for instance:

“I hope my candidacy/application receives favourable consideration"

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