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grand·fa·ther

 (grănd′fä′thər, grăn′-)
n.
1. The father of one's mother or father.
2. A forefather; an ancestor.
tr.v. grand·fa·thered, grand·fa·ther·ing, grand·fa·thers
To exempt (someone or something) from a new regulation that prohibits or restricts something: The new ordinance restricts the size of billboards, but it grandfathers those erected before 1997.

[V., from grandfather clause.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

grandfather

(ˈɡrænˌfɑːðə; ˈɡrænd-)
n
1. the father of one's father or mother
2. (often plural) a male ancestor
3. (often capital) a familiar term of address for an old man
4. dialect a caterpillar or woodlouse
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

grand•fa•ther

(ˈgrænˌfɑ ðər, ˈgrænd-)

n.
1. the father of one's father or mother.
2. a male ancestor.
[1375–1425]
grand′fa`ther•ly, adj.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grandfather - the father of your father or mothergrandfather - the father of your father or mother
grandparent - a parent of your father or mother
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grandfather

noun grandad, grandpa, grandaddy, gramps My grandfather was a coal miner.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations
جدجَدجَدّ
прадядо
avi
dědadědečekprarodičebabičkaděd
bedstefarbedsteforælderbedstemor
avo
isoisäpappaukkivaari
djed
nagyapanagyszülő
kakek
afi, amma
祖父お爺さん外祖父
할아버지
avus
ant grindų stovintis laikrodissenelėseneliaisenelis
vecāmātevectēvsvecvecāki
dedko
dedstari oče
morfarfarfar
ปู่ ตา
ông

grandfather

[ˈgrændˌfɑːðəʳ]
A. Nabuelo m
B. CPD grandfather clock Nreloj m de pie, reloj m de caja
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

grandfather

[ˈgrændfɑːðər] ngrand-père m
my grandfather → mon grand-pèregrandfather clock nhorloge f comtoise
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

grandfather

nGroßvater m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

grandfather

[ˈgrændˌfɑːðəʳ] nnonno
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

grandfather

(ˈgrӕnfaːðə) grandmother (ˈgrӕnmaðə) , grandparent (ˈgrӕnpeərənt) noun
the father or mother of one's father or mother.
grandfather clock
a clock with a tall usually wooden case which stands on the floor.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

grandfather

جَدّ dědeček bedstefar Großvater παππούς abuelo isoisä grand-père djed nonno 祖父 할아버지 grootvader bestefar dziadek avô дедушка morfar ปู่ ตา büyükbaba ông 祖父
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

grandfather

n abuelo
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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But PPACA Section 1251 does apply some PPACA requirements to grandfathered plans.
The law implied that substantive changes in plans would jeopardize grandfathered status, but it left an open question about exactly what would constitute a substantive change.
That healthcare reform bill requires companies to beef up their employee health insurance plans to be in line with a number of new requirements--unless their health plan is grandfathered under the new law.
Federal agencies announced that interpretation earlier this month and implemented it by adding an amendment to interim final rules that affect when group health plans and individual health insurance arrangements can keep" grandfathered status" under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), a component of the Affordable Care Act package.
This Alert describes recent guidance regarding the types of changes to a group health plan which will cause the plan to lose its "grandfathered" status, and thus subject the plan to certain PPACA requirements from which grandfathered plans are exempt.
Many companies are making changes to their health plans for the coming year to contain costs, even though doing so may mean the plans lose grandfathered status under the new law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
As a result, many groups already lost their grandfathered status.
The regulations indicate many plans should be able to retain grandfathered status, but some consumer protections such as no lifetime or annual caps on how much insurers must pay, no matter whether they have grandfathered status, will be required for all plans after Sept.