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#122872 - 02/14/04 01:05 PM demarche
Date: Mon May 10 00:07:53 EDT 1999
demarche (day-MARSH) noun
1. A course of action; a maneuver.
2. A diplomatic representation or protest.
3. A statement or protest addressed by citizens to public authorities.
[French, from Old French demarche, gait, from demarchier, to march : de- + marchier, to march (probably of Germanic origin.]
"On January 22nd, the European Union sent a demarche to the State Department, demanding that the federal government get its unruly provincials in line."
A state's foreign policy: The Mass that roared, The Economist, 8 Feb 1997.
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