What is entrenched?

  • (adj): Dug in.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on entrenched:

Entrenched Player's Dilemma
... The entrenched player's dilemma is a concept featured in Wikinomics ... The result is that entrenched industry players are generally not motivated to develop or deploy disruptive technologies." ...
Entrenched Clause
... An entrenched clause or entrenchment clause of a basic law or constitution is a provision which makes certain amendments either more difficult or impossible, i.e ... An entrenched clause whose intent is to prevent subsequent amendments, will, once it is adopted, and provided that it is correctly drafted, make ... constitution which would not satisfy the prerequisites enshrined in a valid entrenched clause would lead to so-called "unconstitutional constitutional law", i.e ...
Constitution Of New Zealand - Reform
... Certain aspects of the constitution are entrenched, after a fashion ... repeal Section 268 and go on to alter the entrenched portions of law, both with a mere simple majority in Parliament ... and the electoral consequences of using a legal loophole to alter an entrenched provision would likely be severe ...
Panzer Division M√ľncheberg - Seelow Heights
... launched a night attack towards Soviet troops entrenched on the Reitwein Spur ... Instead, they silhouetted the advancing Soviet tanks and men, and enabled the entrenched Germans to hold the heights for several days ... Zhukov threw thousands of troops and tanks against the entrenched Germans, who managed to rebuff each assault ...
Bill Of Rights
... Bills of rights may be entrenched or unentrenched ... An entrenched bill of rights cannot be modified or repealed by a country's legislature through normal procedure, instead requiring a supermajority or referendum ... A not entrenched bill of rights is a normal statute law and as such can be modified or repealed by the legislature at will ...

More definitions of "entrenched":

  • (adj): Established firmly and securely.
    Example: "The entrenched power of the nobility"

Famous quotes containing the word entrenched:

    In the case of our main stock of well-worn predicates, I submit that the judgment of projectibility has derived from the habitual projection, rather than the habitual projection from the judgment of projectibility. The reason why only the right predicates happen so luckily to have become well entrenched is just that the well entrenched predicates have thereby become the right ones.
    Nelson Goodman (b. 1906)

    He began therefore to invest the fortress of my heart by a circumvallation of distant bows and respectful looks; he then entrenched his forces in the deep caution of never uttering an unguarded word or syllable. His designs being yet covered, he played off from several quarters a large battery of compliments. But here he found a repulse from the enemy by an absolute rejection of such fulsome praise, and this forced him back again close into his former trenches.
    Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)

    The problems of society will also be the problems of the predominant language of that society. It is the carrier of its perceptions, its attitudes, and its goals, for through it, the speakers absorb entrenched attitudes. The guilt of English then must be recognized and appreciated before its continued use can be advocated.
    Njabulo Ndebele (b. 1948)