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GRANDFATHER, domestic relations. The father of one's father or mother. The father's father is called the paternal grandfather; the mother's father is the maternal grandfather.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Grandfathering Exemption from Certain Transaction-Related Requirements of Section 582
There is, however, much to learn about grandpaternal engagement and questions of relationship development are best addressed when scholars operate within the grandfathering paradigm (Bates, 2009a) which centers on the interactive, behavioral, and social-cognitive aspects of intergenerational relationship growth and enhancement.
> The Department of Labor has also posted a chart which highlights certain PPACA provisions, and the impact of grandfathering. That chart can be found at
And, as promised, the new legislation contains a grandfathering provision, which ensures that Americans can keep their policy.