Father-in-law Fa"ther-in-law`, n.; pl. {Fathers-in-law}. The father of one's husband or wife; -- correlative to son-in-law and daughter-in-law. [1913 Webster]

Note: A man who marries a woman having children already, is sometimes, though erroneously, called their father-in-law. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • father-in-law — father in ,law noun count the father of your husband or wife. You are his son in law or daughter in law …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • father-in-law — father in .law plural fathers in law n the father of your husband or wife …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • father-in-law — means one s wife s or husband s father. The plural is fathers in law …   Modern English usage

  • father-in-law — ► NOUN (pl. fathers in law) ▪ the father of one s husband or wife …   English terms dictionary

  • father-in-law — [fä′thərin lô΄] n. pl. fathers in law the father of one s wife or husband …   English World dictionary

  • father-in-law — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms father in law : singular father in law plural fathers in law the father of your husband or wife. You are his son in law or daughter in law …   English dictionary

  • Father-in-law — A father in law is a spouse s father.ee also* Affinity (law) * Marriage * Mother in law …   Wikipedia

  • father-in-law — fathers in law N COUNT: usu poss N Someone s father in law is the father of their husband or wife …   English dictionary

  • father-in-law — father of the bride fa·ther in law || fɑðər‚ɪn‚lɔː /fɑːðə …   English contemporary dictionary

  • father-in-law — noun a) Ones spouses father. b) A stepfather. See Also: brother in law, daughter in law, mother in law, sister in law, son in law …   Wiktionary

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