Grandfathered In Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is Grandfathered In?

(n) Grandfathered in is the right or sanction provided 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.