Definition of In-law

1. Noun. A relative by marriage.




Definition of In-law

1. Noun. A relative by marriage (or through affinity). Affinal relative; affine. ¹

2. Noun. Sometimes specifically a parent-in-law of one's child, for which the dedicated terms co-mother-in-law, co-father-in-law are rare ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of In-law

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in-chief(ip)
in-depth
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in-fill
in-flight
in-game
in-group
in-hospital
in-house
in-joke
in-jokes
in-kind
in-law (current term)
in-laws
in-line
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Literary usage of In-law

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"At length a general interest in "law reform" was excited; ... Meanwhile, an interest in law, in definitions of legal terms, and in schemes of codification, ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... as Mass legacies are now either given to an incorporated church directly, or are left as personal bequests accompanied by requests, which in law do not ..."

3. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1922)
"In law library history, we have to our credit sketches of the Social Law Library, the Cincinnati Law Library, and of the County Law Library system of ..."

4. The Cambridge Medieval History by John Bagnell Bury, James Pounder Whitney (1913)
"... -in-law, mother-in-law or others forbidden by the law of old. A woman was forbidden to marry the corresponding relatives. Such marriage were incestuous. ..."

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