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[daw-ter-in-law] /ˈdɔ tər ɪnˌlɔ/
noun, plural daughters-in-law.
the wife of one's son.
Origin of daughter-in-law
1350-1400; Middle English doughter in lawe Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Sometimes it seemed that her daughter-in-law was talking of some strange man.

    Typhoon Joseph Conrad
  • My daughter-in-law is safe; but where is my son,—where is my son, and my grandchild?

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • So I had no further contact with my daughter-in-law—once they came out and said what they had planned.

    Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • One evening the broker called his daughter-in-law into the library.

    Jewel Clara Louise Burnham
  • As Bishop Pendle's daughter-in-law, I'll scratch the eyes out of any of 'em as doesn't give me my place.'

    The Bishop's Secret Fergus Hume
British Dictionary definitions for daughter-in-law


noun (pl) daughters-in-law
the wife of one's son
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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