father-in-law
noun (plural fathers-in-law) Date: 14th century 1. the father of one's spouse 2. archaic stepfather

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

  • 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

  • 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 of Europe — The sobriquet Father in law of Europe was carried by two European monarchs in the late 19th and early 20th century: Christian IX of Denmark and Nikola I of Montenegro, both on account of their children s marriages to foreign princes and… …   Wikipedia

  • co-father-in-law — noun the father of ones son or daughter in law; that is, the father in law of ones son or daughter, or, the father of one spouse in relation to the parents of the other spouse. The relationship between people whose children marry each other; the… …   Wiktionary

  • in-law — n. A person who is related by marriage, as distinguished from a {blood relative}; esp. mother in law (the mother of one s spouse), father in law (the father of one s spouse), brother in law (the brother of one s spouse, or husband of one s spous …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In-law — may refer to: *Brother in law *Daughter in law *Father in law *Mother in law *Sister in law *Son in law * In Laws , a American situation comedy that aired on NBC …   Wikipedia

  • in-law — noun a) A relative by marriage (or through affinity). Affinal relative; affine. b) Sometimes specifically a parent in law of ones child, for which the dedicated terms co mother in law, co father in law are rare …   Wiktionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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