Pronunciation: (dā-marsh'), [key]
—pl. -marchesPronunciation: (-marsh'). [key] French.
1. an action or gesture by a diplomat, esp. a formal appeal, protest, or the like.
2. a statement, protest, or the like presented to public officials by private citizens, interest groups, etc.
3. a procedure or step; move; maneuver.
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