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entrench

verb advance, barricade, brace, bulwark, buttress, defend, embattle, embed, encroach, establish, fortify, immerse in, immersed in, infiltrate, invade, make inroads, overrun, protect, reinforce, shore up, solidify, surround, wall
Associated concepts: entrench leadership, entrench power
See also: embed, fix, impose, intrude, overstep
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More significantly, a strict supermajority rule--coupled with the requirement that the constitutional entrenchment can be repealed only by a similarly strict supermajority--also improves the quality of entrenchments by creating a limited veil of ignorance.
Third, the long-term nature of entrenchments makes it less likely that legislative majorities will enact desirable entrenchments.
The survey results, presented during the opening of the Summit of the Global Agenda in Abu Dhabi, also identified the following as important trends facing the global agenda in 2012: uncertain economic outlook, global power shifts, digital revolution, political entrenchments, instability of financial markets, scarcity of resources, climate change, and unemployment and inequality, says a survey of almost 500 global experts comprising the World Economic Forum's 79 Global Agenda Councils -- a network of the world's most relevant thought leaders from academia, business, government and society.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Lebanese Army and the UN Interim United Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) are in high alert after Israel invaded the country's territory and dug entrenchments in Lebanon's bordering areas.
2008) and Rodrigues (2009) proposed and developed a scale to measure entrenchment using slightly different dimensions, namely: (a) social position adjustments, which refers to the individual investments in the conditions necessary for adaptation and good performance in the organization; (b) impersonal bureaucratic arrangements, which refer to stability and financial gains to be lost if the individual left the organization; (c) limitation of alternatives, which concerns the perception of job opportunities available in the market for the worker.
Therefore, entrenchment pertains to the option of continuing in the same line of action for lack of options, the sense of loss of investment already made, or the perception of an emotional price to pay too high to accept (Carson et al.
The possibility of a theory of this sort underscores an evident incongruity in Ackerman's theory: Ackerman supplements Article V where structural amendments are concerned but would invoke Article V as a positivist bar to structural entrenchments of fundamental rights at the founding or through constitutional tradition and practice.
On our analysis, it is straightforward that Congress ought not to shy away from enacting hybrid entrenchments if the ground for its concern is that entrenchment is constitutionally objectionable.
He should realize H ezbollah started the fighting in 2006 from well dug and long-prepared entrenchments, complete with water and electricity as part of a campaign to destroy Israel.
This account of the Battle of the Crater in July of 1864 describes how the 48th Pennsylvania regiment, from the mining town of Pottsville, excavated a mine and tunneled under Confederate entrenchments.
Upon arriving in town, Clark immediately dispatched his men on patrols to surround the fort, and he told a lieutenant to use a mere 14-man squad to begin digging entrenchments for the siege against the fort.
In arguing that the social entrenchment of fundamental norms is highly important, the authors succeed to the extent their ambitions are descriptive.