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used to say that a relationship is created because one person is married to a family member of the otherShe is my aunt by marriage.They are related by marriage.an aunt by marriage

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“By marriage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by%20marriage. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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