old-line

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

old–line

adjective \ˈōl(d)-ˈlīn\

: having a good reputation because of the high quality of a service, product, etc., that has been provided for many years

: powerful and important in a society for a long time

: supporting traditional policies or practices : not encouraging or liking change within an organization

Full Definition of OLD-LINE

1
a :  having a reputation or authority based on length or proven quality of service <an old–line firm>
b :  of established prestige and influence <old–line families>
2
:  adhering to traditional policies or practices :  conservative

First Known Use of OLD-LINE

1856

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