grandfathering

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹandfɑːðəɹɪŋ/

Verb[edit]

grandfathering

  1. Present participle of grandfather.

Noun[edit]

grandfathering (uncountable)

  1. Exemption from new legislation or regulations.
    • 2011, Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Penguin 2012, p. 311:
      The grandfathering of boundaries has been, on average, a pacifying development […].