Grandfather Clause Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Grandfather Clause, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Grandfather Clause?

(n) Grandfather Clause is the provision contained in a statute, zoning ordinance, law etc exempting a person or entity from certain provisions contained there in, to maintain their present activities, which will be affected by the new statute, ordinance etc.