presidentiable n. a candidate for presidency. Etymological Note: The noun form of the word is probably separately derived in France and the Philippines from the adjective presidentiable ‘capable of being president.’ Such an adjective-to-noun conversion is more common in French and Spanish (from where the word was introduced into the Philippines) than it is in English. A similar word is papabile ‘suitable to be Pope.’ (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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