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grand•fa•ther



Pronunciation: (gran'fä"&thslash;ur, grand'-), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/grandfather.html on line 73 [key]
n.
1. the father of one's father or mother.
2. a forefather.
3. the founder or originator of a family, species, type, etc.; the first of one's or its kind, or the one being longest in existence: the grandfather of all steam locomotives.

v.t.
to exempt (something or someone) from new legislation, restrictions, or requirements: The law grandfathered all banks already operating at the time of passage. He was grandfathered into the pension plan.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/grandfather.html on line 125 grandfather (Thesaurus)

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