This is hard to describe so please bear with me.
Is there a name for the condition of a 'meta property' that arises from some sorts of artifacts, becoming a governing, self-sustaining situation, but through insistence and not through some sort of evolutionary pruning-like process?
This could be for anything, in any arena.
Here are some examples:-
Traditions:- Artifacts here would be people's practices, for instance someone eating with their fork in their left hand becoming a situation where people believe that you now have to eat with your left hand, and if you don't, it's rude. E.g. there's nothing 'real' about eating with your left hand. It's just invented from thin air, but people see it as real.
In an abstract sense you could say that B depends on A e.g. the tradition B depends on A, the act of the majority, but the act, which may change at any time, does not depend on the tradition...unless the tradition enforces the act through complete and utter lack of logic.
Authority: People believe in other people's authority in some cases, so 'Authority' becomes a thing and enforces itself on the people who may have not accepted its justification for various reasons at another time.
B, authority depends on A, the faith in someone else, but somehow this gets twisted into now A depends on B, because B is being insisted upon A, like the traditions above.
Another example Sexual behaviour Women don't act as promiscuously as men (according to popularly accepted opinions in any event) this becomes 'a thing' and is even 'backed' by evolutionary psychological theory regarding mating habits thought to be most favoured by our ancestors and when women want to be more promiscuous they're prevented, because it's not 'woman-like'.
The reason for the question is because this type of structure is everywhere and causes problems in pretty much every situation. Whether it's Governments, B, arising as a useful mechanism created by people A, becoming enforcers of their own 'meta-existence'; B exerting force on A, then things inevitably go wrong. Furthermore, even when it doesn't cause great problems, it prevents change from happening organically, as an arbitrary situation is held static by some imagined meta-property whose very existence is predicated entirely on the situation that creates it.