démarche

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French démarche, from Middle French, from 12th century demarcher (to march),[1] from Old French demarchier, from de- + marchier.[2]

Attested 1658,[2] in sense “walk, step”; meaning “a diplomatic move” attested from 1670s.[1]

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Noun[edit]

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démarche (plural démarches)

  1. A diplomatic maneuver; one handled with finesse.
  2. A protest launched through diplomatic measures

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  1. 1.0 1.1 démarche” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
  2. 2.0 2.1 démarche” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From démarcher.

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Noun[edit]

démarche f (plural démarches)

  1. gait, walk
  2. step, procedure, move, intervention
  3. reasoning