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brother-in-law

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Noun

Singular
brother-in-law

Plural
brothers-in-law

brother-in-law (brothers-in-law)
  1. The brother of one's spouse.
  2. One's sibling's husband.
  3. The husband of the sibling of one's spouse.

Quotations

  • 1597, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I, act 1, sc. 3,
    We at our own charge shall ransom straight
    His brother-in-law, the foolish Mortimer;

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