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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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In general terms, legislative entrenchment is legislative action that prevents or hinders action by a simple majority in a subsequent legislature.
"I fear drift, I fear entrenchment, I fear those elements who were never really up for a deal will dig their heels in further and are further emboldened."
In fact, the study's projections pointed to "further entrenchment" of such inequalities into the future "unless current trajectories are considerably altered."
"Iran is busy turning Syria into a base of military entrenchment, and it wants to use Syria and Lebanon as war fronts against its declared goal to eradicate Israel," Netanyahu said in Tel Aviv.
Al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida said the Palestinian cabinet slammed new steps taken by the Hamas movement in the besieged Gaza Strip as a further entrenchment of the Palestinian division.
Can anything good come from the TRO when it obviously means delayed delivery of perceived essential reproductive health services, which delay, it is believed, could translate into more maternal deaths, unwanted pregnancies, deeper entrenchment in poverty and a host of other ills?
The authors divided governance mechanisms into three groups: Board characteristics (board composition, independence), CEO characteristics (duality, compensation and entrenchment) and ownership characteristics (family ownership).
Based on 324 pairs of survey responses collected from joint ventures set up by either Hong Kong or Singapore companies in mainland China, the results indicate that similarity between new and existing practices decreases while entrenchment of existing practices increases the difficulty of transfer.
CARTHAGE, (TAP) - "2016 will be the year of entrenchment of democracy in Tunisia after 2015 was the year of real democratic transition," President Beji Caid Essebsi said on Thursday.
POLITICAL ENTRENCHMENT THROUGH THE LENS OF PUBLIC LAW
FURTHER READING: 40 percent of institutional investors believe say-on-pay votes don't matter BlackRock may oppose board re-election for entrenchment, lack of diversity
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. Some, like Ronnie Campbell, thankfully stay true to their values and do a great job for their constituents.