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Noun
The father of one's father or mother
“It is believed that the girls had been visiting their grandfather with their mother from Pakistan.”
Noun
The person who founded or originated something
“He still writes for newspapers and describes himself principally as a journalist, but to the rest of us he is the grandfather of chat.”
Noun
A person from whom one is descended, typically from several generations past
Noun
An elderly male
Noun
An adult male person
Noun
Someone who is old
Verb
To exempt (someone or something) from a new law or regulation
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“The commission also phased out line sharing for new customers over three years, although it temporarily grandfathered all existing line sharing arrangements.”
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