Sisters-in-law
Sister-in-law Sis"ter-in-law`, n.; pl. {Sisters-in-law}. The sister of one's husband or wife; also, the wife of one's brother; sometimes, the wife of one's husband's or wife's brother. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Sister-in-law — Sis ter in law , n.; pl. {Sisters in law}. The sister of one s husband or wife; also, the wife of one s brother; sometimes, the wife of one s husband s or wife s brother. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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