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Definition of "in-law" []

  • A relative by marriage. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "in-law" in a sentence
  • "These reigns marked the beginning of “in-law” government, a period in which control over the throne passed between certain in-law factions."
  • "I wouldn't hesitate to use them in speaking to my maiden aunt (- in-law)."
  • "They both inspired me to try to be the best in-law I can be, in their honor."