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A Grandfather Clause is a provision allowing something that existed to continue to exist, even though a new code or law is being passed making something illegal. An example would be a new electrical code requiring 3-wire outlets, with older houses containing 2-wire outlets being "grandfathered", so they don't have to be re-wired.

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