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

  • Parent-in-law — A parent in law is a person who has a legal affinity with another by being the parent of the other s spouse.[1] Many cultures and legal systems impose duties and responsibilities on persons connected by this relationship. A person is a son in law …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — /fah dheuhr in law /, n., pl. fathers in law. the father of one s husband or wife. [1350 1400; ME; see FATHER, IN, LAW1] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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 — /ˈfaðər ɪn lɔ / (say fahdhuhr in law) noun (plural fathers in law) 1. the father of one s husband or wife. 2. Colloquial a stepfather …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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

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