demarcation

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demarcation

, demarkation
separation or distinction (often in the phrase line of demarcation)
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At any garrisoned point where the line of demarcation between one country and another is so very narrow as at Niagara, desertion from the ranks can scarcely fail to be of frequent occurrence: and it may be reasonably supposed that when the soldiers entertain the wildest and maddest hopes of the fortune and independence that await them on the other side, the impulse to play traitor, which such a place suggests to dishonest minds, is not weakened.
The line of demarcation between the two colours, black and blue, showed the point which the pure sea would not pass; but it lay as quiet as the abominable pool, with which it never mixed.
There appeared to be no line of demarcation between the young person's excessive innocence, and another person's guiltiest knowledge.
The existing system carries obsolete details about voters and demarcations therefore, elections under this system would only create problems,' they said.
The issue of the border demarcations had repeatedly been pushed back since February 2006 when a UN technical team visited the border area and requested that Iraq remove residential and other structure erected in the area and preventing proper identification of the demarcation.