Word-Of-The-Day: “Grandfather Clause”

    A “grandfather clause” allows an activity to continue that was once considered acceptable or legal, but has since had the rules or laws changed.  An example of this is when a building once allowed pets, but subsequently changed the House Rules to not allow pets.  The existing tenants or owners are allowed to keep their pets, but new occupants to the building are not allowed to bring them in.  The existing pets and owners are “grandfathered”. 

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