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- noun (Mil.) A camp permanently intrenched, attached to Turkish frontier fortresses.
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- noun military, historical A permanently entrenched
campattached to Turkish frontier fortresses.
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Politicians fixate on plans to alleviate poverty and at the same time create the very infrastructures, policies and institutions to enhance corrupt opportunities ... actual honesty gains zero ratings in recruitment and appointments where 'palanka' and the benefit of 'padrinos' eliminates any concern for actual job qualifications or competence in government officials who will consequently stone-wall any effort to cause waves or disturb their comfortable feather-bedding.
Corruption -- in and out of public office -- is qualified as the quickest and safest way to make a fortune and, in general, there's only fleeting moral condemnation of its perpetrators who are often accorded 'hero' status by the sheer fact that they carry so much 'palanka' (influence) that they can get away with it.
It's an accepted fact that you have to have a 'padrino' (godfather) to get a step up the ladder and you get absolutely nowhere unless you have the 'palanka' (influence) or 'family' name to force an issue.
On the plateau on the top we found typical Servian zadrugas, family groups of houses enclosed in huge palisades (palanka).
During Echo the retreat participants receive palanka.
It's scarcely the language aimed at garnering support in a pre-election period, when the electoral field is already fuming over a succession of clangers dropped from varying heights, by ministers and government officials, who, either lack the administrational capacity to deal with matters of governance, or, who are so arrogant as to suppose there'll be a clique of 'compadres' within the administration with enough 'palanka' to sweep the various mishaps under a convenient carpet and out of sight.