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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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The power to entrench gives Congress more freedom to incorporate in law fine-grained judgments about the correct balance between flexibility and stability.
Human behaviour is relative to its historical/cultural moment and is predicated upon what cultural scripts are available to what groups of people in any given era; Kaplan and Wexman explore popular forms of culture that fetishize heterosexual romance and reproduction which act as ideological state apparatus to entrench scripted norms of behaviour within an Oedipal narrative.
The $26 billion cash-and-stock deal will add to WB's western presence and entrench in further in the mortgage business.
Norris argued that term limits are a way to ensure fresh leadership and prevent incumbents from using the publicity that comes with council service to entrench themselves.
Contends Special Interest Legislation Does Nothing More Than Protect and Further Entrench Beverly Board and Management
Supporters say term limits are a way to ensure fresh leadership and prevent incumbents from using the publicity that comes with council service to entrench themselves.
A new study identifies a trend toward earlier trademark development to allow companies time to identify viable names and entrench a name in the minds of physicians.
Suit Alleges That Certain Directors of Hollinger International Violated Their Fiduciary Duty by Adopting Poison Pill Seeking to Entrench Themselves at Expense of Shareholders