in-law

noun
\ ˈin-ˌlȯ How to pronounce in-law (audio) \

Definition of in-law

: a relative by marriage

First Known Use of in-law

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for in-law

mother-in-law, etc.

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“In-law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in-law. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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in-law

noun

English Language Learners Definition of in-law

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

in-law

noun
\ ˈin-ˌlȯ \

Kids Definition of in-law

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

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