: a parent of one's husband or wife

Examples of parent-in-law in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The city’s administrative manual includes a broad definition for relatives — everyone from a parent, step-parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, child, step-child, grandchild, brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister, aunt, uncle or first cousin — but doesn’t prevent someone from hiring a relative. Sierra Lopez, The Mercury News, 3 Apr. 2024

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“Parent-in-law.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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