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in-law

(ĭn′lô′)
n.
A relative by marriage.

[Back-formation from such compounds as mother-in-law.]

in-law

n
a relative by marriage
adj
(postpositive; in combination) related by marriage: a father-in-law.
[C19: back formation from father-in-law, etc]

in′-law`



n.
a relative by marriage.
[1890–95; extracted from mother -in -law, brother -in -law, etc.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.in-law - a relative by marriage
brother-in-law - a brother by marriage
daughter-in-law - the wife of your son
father-in-law - the father of your spouse
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
mother-in-law - the mother of your spouse
sister-in-law - the sister of your spouse
son-in-law - the husband of your daughter
Translations

in-law

(ˈinloː) plural ˈin-laws noun
a person related to one by marriage eg one's brother-in-law, mother-in-law etc.
References in periodicals archive ?
A Federal High Court in Lagos State on Thursday granted bail to Abdullahi Babalele, son in-law to Atiku Abubakar, 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
FAISALABAD -- Rana Shehryar, the son- in-law of former Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah, has alleged torture by police and submitted an application with the judicial magistrate for his medical examination.
My mother in-law frustrated every effort at meeting with my father in-law while she always took sides with my wife any time we had a misunderstanding.
Every day and night, the in-laws beat their daughter in-law.
He is also survived by sons Thomas (Heather) Manis of DeSoto and Michael Manis of Makanda; daughter Julie Sims (Jeff Davis) of Murphysboro; stepdaughter Francine (Jay) Helton of Jackson, Mo.; grandchildren David Sims (Janell Troutt) of Christopher and Kristen Seed (James) of Murphysboro; stepgrandchildren Samantha Ralston of DeSoto; Christopher Farris of Concord, Calif., Abigail Farris of Jackson, Mo., and Jericka Helton of Jackson, Mo.; great-grandchildren Kaylee, Myah, Jay and Jackson of Murphysboro; brothers John Manis of Makanda and Gerald (Alice) Manis of Carterville; sister in-law Loretta Manis of Elkville; brother in-law and sister in-law Robert and Yolanda Myers of Royalton; plus many nieces and nephews.
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Days ago, his brother in-law informed him about a dream that he saw.
Casiguran Mayor Jose Edwin, meanwhile, maintained that he is not Diokno's in-law. He stressed that Sicat was the son of his wife with her first husband and that Sicat did not live with them.
A dearly loved son to John and Audrey, and a much loved brother to Sarah and Lis and brother in-law to Mark.
class="MsoNormalspan xml:lang="EN-GBA few minutes after we had settled, down, I got out, called some young man, opened the boot and removed the shopping doing it in such a way that everyone in the compound could see what an amazing in-law I was.
According to sister of the victim, in-law of her sister had thrashed the 20 year old to death and refused to hand over her body.
The dearly loved husband of Brenda, devoted dad of Jamie, Claire and Neil, father in-law of Ian, a proud and loving grandad of Matthew, much loved brother of Pauline, Sheila and the late Brian, Nora and Paul and a dear brother in-law and uncle.