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  1. following or supporting conservative or traditional ideas, beliefs, customs, etc.
  2. long established; traditional: old-line society.
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Origin of old-line

First recorded in 1855–60
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Related Words for old-line

rightist, rigid, regressive, counterrevolutionary, materialistic, ultraconservative, unreconstructed, old-line, right, obscurantist, Tory, reactionary, Victorian, conservative, common, Philistine, acknowledged, approved, authoritative, canonical

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British Dictionary definitions for old-line


  1. US and Canadian conservative; old-fashioned
  2. well-established; traditional
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Derived Formsold-liner, noun
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