Origin of demarcation
Examples from the Web for demarcation
In Voodoo, the demarcation between life and death is more fluid; helping Voodoo followers create order out of disorder.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism|Dina Goldstein|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At that demarcation between inside and out, the vista is most expansive.
They've argued about demarcation principles, especially regarding land along the Dragonja River.Half of This Bar Is in Slovenia, the Other Half Is in Croatia|Jeff Campagna|January 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yes, Israel fought a major war with Syria in 1973, but since then, the line of demarcation had been peaceful.
“I think this could really be an important point of demarcation for Jewish public opinion of the president,” Tisch says.
It almost coincided with the line of demarcation between the two ecclesiastical dioceses into which the island was divided.The History of Cuba, vol. 4|Willis Fletcher Johnson
It was, therefore, a visionary line which they traced out; it was rather a line of demarcation than of separation.History of the Expedition to Russia|Count Philip de Segur
Moreover the line of demarcation is clearly defined, as boundaries elsewhere are never defined save in wartime.The Land of Footprints|Stewart Edward White
Kapila was, indeed, the first who drew a sharp line of demarcation between the two domains of matter and soul.A History of Sanskrit Literature|Arthur A. MacDonell
There should be a demarcation between them, a tide mark or limit.Hills and the Sea|H. Belloc
- a strict separation of the kinds of work performed by members of different trade unions
- (as modifier)demarcation dispute
Word Origin for demarcation
c.1752, from Spanish linea de demarcacion or Portuguese linha de demarcaçao, name of the line laid down by Pope Alexander VI, May 4, 1493, dividing the New World between Spain and Portugal on a line 100 leagues west of the Cape Verde Islands. Applied from 1801 to other lines dividing regions. From Spanish de- (see de-) + marcar "to mark the boundaries of," from a Germanic source (see mark (n.1)).