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old-line

[ohld-lahyn] /ˈoʊldˈlaɪn/
adjective
1.
following or supporting conservative or traditional ideas, beliefs, customs, etc.
2.
long established; traditional:
old-line society.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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British Dictionary definitions for old-line

old-line

adjective
1.
(US & Canadian) conservative; old-fashioned
2.
well-established; traditional
Derived Forms
old-liner, noun
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