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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The famine of nuanced theoretical and conceptual thinking about grandfathers may in part be addressed by this effort to expand the generative potentialities (Knapp, 2009) of understanding and describing the complexities of grandfathering and grandfather-grandchild relationships.
The introduction of commitment, a social-cognitive concept that guides and motivates behavior, to the study of grandfathering and grandfather-grandchild relationships represents an expanded approach to thinking about intergenerational relationships.
This framework enabled them to recognise the complexities and diversity of individual life experiences and the way in which men constructed their own experiences of grandfathering within normative discourses of traditional family life.
A grounded theory approach generated an examination of the stability of masculinities during the men's earlier life and explored how grandfathering opens up the opportunity for taking up more fluid notions of how to be a family man.