old-line
adjective Date: 1856 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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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