father–in–law

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noun \ˈfä-thə-rən-ˌlȯ, -thərn-ˌlȯ\

Definition of father–in–law

plural

fathers–in–law

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  1. 1 :  the father of one's spouse

  2. 2 archaic :  stepfather

14th Century

First Known Use of father–in–law

14th century


FATHER–IN–LAW Defined for English Language Learners

father–in–law

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noun \ˈfä-thə-rən-ˌlȯ, -thərn-ˌlȯ\

Definition of father–in–law for English Language Learners

  • : the father of your husband or wife


FATHER–IN–LAW Defined for Kids

father–in–law

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noun fa·ther–in–law \ˈfä-thər-ən-ˌlȯ\

Definition of father–in–law for Students

plural

fathers–in–law

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


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