brother-in-law
noun (plural brothers-in-law) Date: 14th century 1. the brother of one's spouse 2. a. the husband of one's sister b. the husband of one's spouse's sister

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

  • Brother-in-law — A brother in law is one s sister s husband, or one s spouse s brother. One s spouse s sister s husband is also considered a brother in law. [ [http://www.m w.com/dictionary/brother in law Merriam Webster dictionary entry] ] [… …   Wikipedia

  • brother-in-law — noun /ˈbrʌð.ɚ.ɪn.lɔː/ a) A male relative of ones generation, separated by one degree of marriage: b) Co brother in law: A male relative of ones generation, separated by two degrees of marriage: See Also: daughter in law, father in law, mother in… …   Wiktionary

  • brother-in-law — /brudh euhr in law /, n., pl. brothers in law. 1. the brother of one s husband or wife. 2. the husband of one s sister. 3. the husband of one s wife s or husband s sister. [1250 1300; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • co-brother-in-law — noun a) ones wifes sisters husband; or more generally ones spouses brother in law, the brother of one spouse in relation to the siblings of the other spouse. The relationship between men who marry sisters b) ones brother in law or sister in laws… …   Wiktionary

  • half brother-in-law — noun a) The half brother of ones spouse. b) The husband of ones half sister. Ant: half sister in law …   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 — /in law /, n. a relative by marriage. [1890 95; back formation from MOTHER IN LAW, BROTHER IN LAW, etc.] * * * …   Universalium

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

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