established firmly, placed in a position of power If a board’s power is not entrenched, any board decision can be overridden at any time by shareholders.
- Those rights are entrenched in our constitution.
- Police corruption has become entrenched in the life of New York.
- There are many challenges to the once firmly entrenched notion that marriage can only exist between a man and a woman.
- There is long entrenched age discrimination within social security.
- An entrenchment clause of a constitution is a provision which makes certain amendments either more difficult than others or impossible. It may require some form of supermajority, a referendum or the consent of some other party if it is allowed at all. They are usually justified as protecting the rights of a minority from the dangers of majoritarianism, but they are often challenged by their opponents as being particularly undemocratic.