grandfather

How to spell grandfather in french

In french, the word grandfather can be spelled:

  • n.
    1. The father of one's mother or father.
    2. A forefather; an ancestor.
    tr.v., -thered, -ther·ing, -thers.

    To exempt (one involved in an activity or business) from new regulations: The new ordinance restricts the size of billboards, but it grandfathers those erected before 1997.

    [V., from GRANDFATHER CLAUSE.]


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