Grandfather vs Grandfathering - What's the difference?

grandfather | grandfathering |


As nouns the difference between grandfather and grandfathering

is that grandfather is a father of someone’s parent while grandfathering is exemption from new legislation or regulations.

As verbs the difference between grandfather and grandfathering

is that grandfather is to retain existing laws or rules only for those people or organisations that were previously affected by them, and apply new laws or rules to the unaffected people or organizations while grandfathering is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

grandfather

English

Etymology 1

(wikipedia grandfather)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A father of someone’s parent.
  • (by extension) A male forefather.
  • Synonyms
    * granddad, grandad, grandaddy * grandsire * grandpa, granpa, grandpappy, granpappy, gramps * eldfather/elderfather * pops
    Antonyms
    * (with regard to gender) grandmother * (with regard to ancestry) grandson, granddaughter, grandchild
    Hyponyms
    * paternal grandfather * maternal grandfather
    Hypernyms
    * grandparent
    Derived terms
    * grandfather clock * grandfather clause * great grandfather, great-grandfather

    Etymology 2

    From (m). See etymology 1 and (m).

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To retain existing laws or rules only for those people or organisations that were previously affected by them, and apply new laws or rules to the unaffected people or organizations.
  • Derived terms
    * (l) 1000 English basic words

    grandfathering

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (-)
  • Exemption from new legislation or regulations.
  • *2011 , (Steven Pinker), The Better Angels of Our Nature , Penguin 2012, p. 311:
  • *:The grandfathering of boundaries has been, on average, a pacifying development […].