In*trench"ment (?), n. [From Intrench.]
The act of intrenching or the state of being intrenched.
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.
On our side, we have thrown up intrenchments on Winter and Prospect Hills.
Any defense or protection.
An encroachment or infringement.
The slight intrenchment upon individual freedom.
© Webster 1913.