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Definition of the noun Parent-in-law

What does Parent-in-law mean as a name of something?


  1. A mother-in-law or father-in-law.


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. Many cultures and legal systems impose duties and responsibilities on persons connected by this relationship. A person is a son-in-law or daughter-in-law to the parents of the spouse, who are in turn also the parents of those sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law who are siblings of the spouse. Together the members of this family affinity group are called the in-laws.

  • also known as Father-in-law

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Google previewDictionary of Upriver Halkomelem (2009)

by Brent Douglas Galloway

mother -in-law, father-in-law, spouse's parent, parent-in-law:: skw'ílhew. older sibling, elder ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Semantics (2010)

by Keith Allan

a parent-in-law of the opposite sex, appears within earshot ...

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