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  • n. The process of entrenching or something which entrenches
  • n. A fortification constructed of trenches

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an entrenched fortification; a position protected by trenches.
  • n. the act or process of entrenching.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an entrenched fortification; a position protected by trenches


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  • Sandy Levinson and I have argued that partisan entrenchment is the most important source of constitutional change outside of Article V.


  • In fact, partisan entrenchment is neither a Democrat or a Republican invention.


  • Partisan entrenchment is not an exceptional or deviant feature of presidential nominations, but rather a fairly standard practice.


  • "The only solution to the long-term entrenchment of our unemployment crisis is bold structural reform of our labour and investment markets."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mr. Trudeau has tried to create the impression that anyone opposed to entrenchment is opposed to the guarantee of fundamental and democratic rights.

    The Constitution—What Now?

  • But it would make sense under our theory of partisan entrenchment, which is agnostic on the question of whether these changes are legitimate.


  • When the fighting at the entrenchment was at its height, Pullo cried: Why hesitate, Vorenus?

    Pullo and Vorenus

  • The theory is rather complicated, but put in its simplest terms, partisan entrenchment occurs when relatively ideologically coherent political parties stock the federal courts with their ideological allies.


  • However this kind of entrenchment is nothing new for hardliners adrift from the inner circles of power.

    Michelle M. Smith: Neoconservative Sings the Blues on Iran

  • In fact, there is a solid argument to be made that macroevolution occurs in response to microevolutionary movement (in essence, that enough evolutionary "entrenchment" creates the evolutionary "moment" if you will).



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