grandfather clause

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Any policy or rule that exempts a group of individuals, organizations, or drugs from meeting new standards or regulations—e.g., when a new subspecialty board in internal medicine is created, the physicians practising in that area may be ‘grandfathered’ into the subspecialty and not required to meet residency or other educational requirements

grandfather clause

Any policy or rule that exempts a group of individuals, organizations, or drugs, from meeting new standards or regulations; eg when a new subspecialty board in internal medicine is created, the physicians practicing in that area may be 'grandfathered' into the subspecialty and not required to meet residency or other educational requirements
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Those failing to do so have lost their grandfather rights, so their right to sell alcohol is no longer guaranteed.
Paribas previously controlled Companies in reliance on grandfather rights established by section 8(c) of the International Banking Act.
To those who still insist on term limits, I'd make a suggestion: no grandfather rights for incumbents.
The duration of grandfather rights should also be reviewed.