1 entrenchment consisting of an additional interior fortification to prolong the defense
- /rɪˈtrentʃ.mənt/, /rI"trEntS.m@nt/
a defensive entrenchment
- Polish: oszańcowanie
Retrenchment means the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable (e.g., by cutting jobs).
Retrenchment of the state, accompanied by lowering taxes, is frequently advocated by capitalist, neo-liberal, and libertarian groups.
ReferencesPaul Pierson, Dismantling the welfare state? Reagan, Thatcher, and the politics of retrenchment, Cambridge University Press, 1994, ISBN-13: 978-0521555708, ISBN-10: 0521555701.
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