Definition of "grandfather"
  1. The process of allowing certain rules, conditions, or privileges to persist for individuals or businesses based on a grandfather clause
How to use "grandfather" in a sentence
  1. The city council decided to grandfather the existing homeowners from the newly implemented property tax rates.
  2. The new company regulations were to be implemented immediately, but current employees were grandfathered, meaning they would still operate under the old rules.
  3. Even though the library introduced stricter lending terms, loyal members were grandfathered and could borrow books under the old terms.

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