Etymology
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demarche (n.)

1650s, "walk, step, manner of proceeding," from French démarche (15c.) literally "gait, walk, bearing," from démarcher (12c.) "to march," from de- (see de-) + marcher (see march (v.)). Meaning "a diplomatic step" attested from 1670s. A word never quite nativized, though it appears in Century Dictionary (1897) as demarch.

updated on July 16, 2018

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Definitions of demarche from WordNet

demarche (n.)
a move or step or maneuver in political or diplomatic affairs;
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