A political step or initiative.‘foreign policy démarches’
- ‘By the early 860s he was requesting a bishop successively from the papacy and the Byzantine emperor, and the latter démarche elicited the mission headed by Constantine-Cyril and Methodius.’
- ‘The interference of the two kings in Cappadocia led to Roman intervention and a démarche by Sulla.’
- ‘For Churchill or Hitler, such a démarche was unnecessary.’
- ‘On the 17th, the US Embassy delivered a démarche to the Polish Government.’
Mid 17th century: French, from démarcher take steps.