Definition Of entrenching


encroach or trespass upon.

The case is quite different from that in which an outright owner of property finds that his ownership is entrenched upon by some outside intervention in the form of taxation.

establish (an attitude, habit, or belief) so firmly that change is very difficult or unlikely.

ageism is entrenched in our society

Example Of entrenching

  • A large majority could entrench him in his redistributive dugout, relentlessly harassing business and taxpayers.

  • After some initial skirmishes, the company managed to entrench its rule, often through the authority of amenable local rulers.

  • Another test might be the serious pursuit of a Civil Service Act to entrench basic safeguards.

  • As a first-term Republican congressman, he is solidly entrenched in the Washington, D.C., world of campaign finance.

  • Because this legislation, which entrenches the power of traditional leaders over their rural subjects, will make life infinitely worse for the 15 million overwhelmingly poor people who live in the former Bantustans.

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