old-line

[ ohld-lahyn ]
/ ˈoʊldˈlaɪn /

adjective

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

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Origin of old-line

First recorded in 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for old-line

old-line

adjective

US and Canadian conservative; old-fashioned
well-established; traditional

Derived forms of old-line

old-liner, noun
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