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English definition of “grandfather sb/sth into sth”

grandfather sb/sth into sth

( also grandfather sb/sth in) phrasal verb with grandfather
 
 
/ˈɡrænfɑːðər/ verb US LAW
to allow someone to continue to do or to have something that a new law or rule makes illegal: Most existing companies will be grandfathered into the old system for up to five years. Many old bridges will suddenly be out of date but will be grandfathered in.
(Definition of grandfather sb/sth into sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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