Demarche Definition

A course of action; a maneuver.
American Heritage
A line of action; move or countermove; maneuver, as a protest or warning, in diplomatic relations.
Webster's New World
A public action in the form of a protest to the government or those in power.
Webster's New World

A diplomatic maneuver; one handled with finesse.


Origin of Demarche

  • Borrowing from French démarche, from Middle French, from 12th century demarcher (“to march”), from Old French demarchier, from de- + marchier.

    From Wiktionary

  • French from Old French demarche gait from demarchier to march de- de- marchier to march march1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Attested 1658, in sense “walk, step”; meaning “a diplomatic move” attested from 1670s.

    From Wiktionary

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