- a line of action; move or countermove; maneuver, as a protest or warning, in diplomatic relations
- a public action in the form of a protest to the government or those in power
Origin of démarcheFrench from démarcher from Old French demarchier, origin, originally , to trample under foot: see de- and march
- A course of action; a maneuver.
- A diplomatic representation or protest.
- A statement or protest addressed by citizens to public authorities.
Origin of demarcheFrench from Old French demarche gait from demarchier to march de- de- marchier to march ; see march 1.
OriginSee also: demarche
Attested 1658, in sense “walk, step”; meaning “a diplomatic move” attested from 1670s.