entrenchment


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en·trench

(ĕn-trĕnch′) also in·trench (ĭn-)
v. en·trenched, en·trench·ing, en·trench·es also in·trenched or in·trench·ing or in·trench·es
v.tr.
1. To provide with a trench, especially for the purpose of fortifying or defending.
2. To fix firmly or securely: "Today managed care plans are entrenched in the economy, enrolling 61 percent of the population" (Peter T. Kilborn).
v.intr.
1. To dig or occupy a trench.
2. To encroach, infringe, or trespass.

en·trench′ment n.

entrenchment

(ɪnˈtrɛntʃmənt) or

intrenchment

n
1. the act of entrenching or state of being entrenched
2. (Military) a position protected by trenches
3. (Military) one of a series of deep trenches constructed as a shelter from gunfire
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.entrenchment - an entrenched fortificationentrenchment - an entrenched fortification; a position protected by trenches
fortification, munition - defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
retrenchment - entrenchment consisting of an additional interior fortification to prolong the defense
trench - a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth

entrenchment

noun
An advance beyond proper or legal limits:
Translations

entrenchment

[ɪnˈtrentʃmənt] N
1. (Mil) → trinchera f
2. (= establishment) [of rights, standards] → afianzamiento m

entrenchment

n (Mil) → Verschanzung f

entrenchment

[ɪnˈtrɛntʃmənt] ntrincea
References in classic literature ?
The quarters of Monsieur were at Dompierre; the quarters of the king were sometimes at Estree, sometimes at Jarrie; the cardinal's quarters were upon the downs, at the bridge of La Pierre, in a simple house without any entrenchment.
Near Maidstone they came on a string of eleven motor-guns of peculiar construction halted by the roadside, with a number of businesslike engineers grouped about them watching through field-glasses some sort of entrenchment that was going on near the crest of the downs.
Caesar, of course, had a little place at Walton - a camp, or an entrenchment, or something of that sort.
Just behind it they came upon some dozens of soldiers, continually replaced by others, who ran from the entrenchment.
But the guns remained loaded, the loopholes in blockhouses and entrenchments looked out just as menacingly, and the unlimbered cannon confronted one another as before.
Either consulting their usual wary method of advancing, or admonished by the threatening attitudes of two figures, who had thrust forth the barrels of as many old muskets from behind the stone entrenchment, the new comers halted, under favour of an inequality in the ground, where a growth of grass thicker than common offered the advantage of concealment.
Description : Technical Cooperation seeks to promote greater entrenchment of open platforms (open data) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) through two demonstration projects in Argentina and Mexico.
During a meeting with local governor Slim Tissaoui, members of the delegation learnt about the steps taken towards the entrenchment of decentralisation, the implementation of the development plan and matching projects with the needs of the region and the expectations of local residents.
MAC's response to the SPG offer is duplicitous, especially in view of the Board's entrenchment actions, its refusal to enter into negotiations with SPG, and in view of its own recent sale of MAC stock to OPB at $71.
He is right of course - the liberati of Islington pretty much dictate how the Labour Party operates nationally, leaving the North East and Scotland as outposts for old Labour entrenchment.
In a speech opening the 15th meeting of the Executive Committee of Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union (AIPU), being held here for the next two days, Al-Tarawna decried the ubiquity of extremism in the region and its entrenchment in some places as Syria and Iraq and its ever widening reaches into localities in the Arab and Muslim world.
During a meeting at the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), he said the entrenchment of governance and transparency in the Constitution will encourage investors to opt for the Tunisian market.