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to implant so deeply as to make change nearly impossible

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fix firmly or securely

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impinge or infringe upon

occupy a trench or secured area

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Congress might seek to implement different voting rules or procedures for different policy areas, but if it is not permitted to entrench the rules, they can be repealed by a simple majority, frustrating all such efforts.
49) If constitutional framers may entrench constitutional provisions against later framers, why may not legislatures entrench statutory provisions against later legislatures?
The pro-entrenchment position holds that a validly enacted statute may be trumped, not only by a constitutional provision, but also by an earlier validly enacted statute (if the earlier legislature chose to entrench that earlier statute).
Those tools might well include a presumption against legislative entrenchment, so that an earlier statute that is silent on the entrenchment issue would be taken not to entrench itself.
Given this continuing pattern of behavior designed to further entrench themselves, we feel compelled to seek the intervention of the court in order to give Beverly shareholders the opportunity to maximize the value of their investment.
name, reflecting a growing trend to entrench the trademark
The claims pressed in the lawsuit are consistent with FMA's long-held belief that Farmer Brothers' board of directors and management have taken actions or acquiesced in activities which, in our opinion, do not serve the best interests of the shareholders of the company, but rather serve to entrench the interests of the company's current management and those members of the Farmer family who have long been the company's dominant shareholders.
The current voting structure was adopted in 1985 despite the Company's own acknowledgement in that year's proxy statement that a possible consequence might be to entrench management and make ".
It has only served to entrench management by giving them grossly disproportionate voting power, precisely the result which the 1985 Proxy Statement itself warned might happen.
Plaintiffs allege that the defendant directors, led by Robert Moone, the President, CEO, and Chairman of both STFC and State Auto Mutual, have engaged in a concerted course of conduct to maintain and entrench their control over STFC at the expense of STFC's minority shareholders, and have waged an aggressive and vituperative campaign to disparage Shepard at every opportunity.