grandfather clause


Allowable continuance, based on practice prior to legislation, of a practice now forbidden by new legislation.

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The grandfather clause was the only reason the operation was allowed to continue functioning so we had to honor that.

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I studied a lot that day and figured out what the grandfather clause actually meant finally, and that made me very happy.

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My company is allowed to continue dumping chemicals in the river because of a grandfather clause in the law that bans new companies from dumping but not ones that were doing it before the law was passed.

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