Intrenchment

In*trench"ment

(?), n. [From Intrench.]
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1. The act of intrenching or the state of being intrenched.
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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.
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On our side, we have thrown up intrenchments on Winter and Prospect Hills.
Washington.
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3. Any defense or protection.
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4. An encroachment or infringement.
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The slight intrenchment upon individual freedom.
Southey.
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