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grandfather sb/sth into sth

(also grandfather sb/sth in)
phrasal verb with grandfather uk   us   /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.
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