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See also: brother in law
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈbɹʌðɚ ɪn ˌlɔ/
- (cot–caught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈbɹʌðɚ ɪn ˌlɑ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbɹʌðəɹ ɪn ˌlɔː/
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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
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
Translations to be checked
- brother-in-law in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- “brother-in-law” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
- "brother-in-law" in Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
- Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary (1987-1996)