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- A male relative of one's generation, separated by one degree of marriage:
- (uncommon) Co-brother-in-law: A male relative of one's generation, separated by two degrees of marriage:
- 1597, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I, act 1, sc. 3,
- We at our own charge shall ransom straight
- His brother-in-law, the foolish Mortimer;
one's husband's brother
one's wife's brother
one's sister's husband
one's husband's sister's husband
one's wife's sister's husband
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- brother-in-law in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- “brother-in-law” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
- "brother-in-law" in Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P)2007 Microsoft Corporation.
- "brother-in-law" in Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press 2007.
- Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.