brother–in–law

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noun broth·er–in–law \ˈbrə-thər-ən-ˌlȯ, ˈbrəth-rən-, ˈbrə-thərn-\

Definition of brother–in–law

plural

brothers–in–law

play \ˈbrə-thərz-ən-\
  1. 1 :  the brother of one's spouse

  2. 2 a :  the husband of one's sister b :  the husband of one's spouse's sister

14th Century

First Known Use of brother–in–law

14th century


BROTHER–IN–LAW Defined for English Language Learners

brother–in–law

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noun broth·er–in–law \ˈbrə-thər-ən-ˌlȯ, ˈbrəth-rən-, ˈbrə-thərn-\

Definition of brother–in–law for English Language Learners

  • : the brother of your husband or wife

  • : the husband of your sister


BROTHER–IN–LAW Defined for Kids

brother–in–law

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noun broth·er–in–law \ˈbrə-thər-ən-ˌlȯ\

Definition of brother–in–law for Students

plural

brothers–in–law

  1. 1 :  the brother of a person's husband or wife

  2. 2 :  the husband of a person's sister


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