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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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49) If constitutional framers may entrench constitutional provisions against later framers, why may not legislatures entrench statutory provisions against later legislatures?
The pro-entrenchment position holds that a validly enacted statute may be trumped, not only by a constitutional provision, but also by an earlier validly enacted statute (if the earlier legislature chose to entrench that earlier statute).
Those tools might well include a presumption against legislative entrenchment, so that an earlier statute that is silent on the entrenchment issue would be taken not to entrench itself.
The parade of horribles is not on the horizon, and, even if it were, the appropriate response would be a radical restructuring of legislative power that might, but would not necessarily, impinge on the power to entrench.
The Bill wont entrench sections 76 to 79, administrative clauses dealing with the Maori option.
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.
Given this continuing pattern of behavior designed to further entrench themselves, we feel compelled to seek the intervention of the court in order to give Beverly shareholders the opportunity to maximize the value of their investment.