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grandfather

grand·fa·ther

grandfather

 
pronunciation:
graend fa thr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the male parent of one's parent.
definition 2: a person from whom one is descended; forefather; ancestor.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: grandfathered, grandfathering, grandfathers
definition: to exempt (certain persons, things, activities, or the like) from new laws, regulations, or restrictions.
When the area is rezoned, this tract will be grandfathered.
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