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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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Kids will have the chance to receive a special gift when they participate in the various arts and crafts workshops hosted by Sheibitna, a much-loved grandfatherly figure from Arabian folklore.
However, Malaysian politics can lead to head spinning changes, not least of which was Mahathir Mohamad's own metamorphosis from autocrat to progressive grandfatherly opposition darling, and the future remains obscure.
Based on their clicks, the report showed the population most valued exercise because it made them feel empowered or "ready to go." The finding was important as Tivity weighed potential marketing campaigns, including "Living Life Well," which featured images of age-defying seniors, such as a grandfatherly figure balancing a toddler on his back while doing push-ups.
When asked about what advice number 24 has for number 8, he said: 'I think with 24 and his really old grandfatherly wisdom would say just keep head-hunting because that is how I got to be Number 24 in the first place.'
The grandfatherly Sarasota native served in the Air Force and as a mailman and preacher.
The grandfatherly chief Elf, Foddle, and The Forgetful Twins come looking for Fawn.
The staged wedding shoot between a young girl and a grandfatherly looking gentleman, and resulting video, was aimed at gauging the country's reaction to child marriage, causing a stir both during filming and then on social media.
His performance is endearing as one would find it difficult not to like him after seeing the sweet grandfatherly
The BFG finds Spielberg in a mischievous, kindly and grandfatherly mood.
The only thing that didn't look as if it belonged to him was a pair of metal-rimmed glasses, tiny and round, which gave him a premature grandfatherly air.
"Young aspirers to Literature who face the stakes open-eyed, yet roll the dice, have my grandfatherly blessing and a ghostly kiss," he said.
On this day, the anniversary of the enactment of ERISA, surrounded by dozens of new born babies and their photogenic moms, a grandfatherly Donald Trump pens the historic law enabling all children to begin saving up to $1,000 a year in their own personal retirement savings accounts through age 18.