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grandfathered


The home doesn’t conform to current requirements, but was grandfathered when the requirements were instituted.
  an exception that allows an old rule to continue to apply to existing situations while a new rule applies to future situations
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  • The home doesn’t conform to current requirements, but was grandfathered when the requirements were instituted.
  • That’s what she was telling Christmas in the jail today, when the old man, watching his chance, had slipped away from her and she followed him to town and found him on the street corner again, mad as a hatter and completely hoarse, preaching lynching, telling the people how he had grandfathered the devil’s spawn and had kept it in trust for this day.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Slavery was legal, but also was in the process of being grandfathered into extinction.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Johns County later changed the districting rule to read that homeschoolers must attend the school in their district, but I was grandfathered in and could remain at Nease High School.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
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Associated words [difficulty]:   grandfathered [9] , habeas corpus [5] , double jeopardy [7] , statute of limitations [7] , attorney-client privilege [8] , search and seizure [9] , habeas corpus [5] , hearsay [5] , probable cause [5] , burden of proof [7] , double jeopardy [7] , statute of limitations [7] , attorney-client privilege [8] , Miranda rights [9] , search and seizure [9] , undue influence [9]
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