Intrenchment
Intrenchment In*trench"ment, n. [From {Intrench}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of intrenching or the state of being intrenched. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mil.) Any defensive work consisting of at least a trench or ditch and a parapet made from the earth thrown up in making such a ditch. [1913 Webster]

On our side, we have thrown up intrenchments on Winter and Prospect Hills. --Washington. [1913 Webster]

3. Any defense or protection. [1913 Webster]

4. An encroachment or infringement. [1913 Webster]

The slight intrenchment upon individual freedom. --Southey. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
/ (by trenches and parapet), / , , / , , (of rights)


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