in–law

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noun \ˈin-ˌlȯ\

Definition of in–law

  1. :  a relative by marriage

Origin and Etymology of in–law

mother-in-law, etc.


First Known Use: 1894



IN–LAW Defined for English Language Learners

in–law

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noun \ˈin-ˌlȯ\

Definition of in–law for English Language Learners

  • : a person you are related to because of your marriage; especially : the father or mother of your husband or wife


IN–LAW Defined for Kids

in–law

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noun \ˈin-ˌlȯ\

Definition of in–law for Students

  1. :  a relative by marriage and especially the mother or father of a person's husband or wife


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