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parent-in-law

[pair-uh nt-in-law, par-]
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noun, plural par·ents-in-law.
  1. the father or mother of one's wife or husband.

Origin of parent-in-law

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Historical Examples

  • Hence, more husbands than wives have trials with their parents-in-law.

    The Family and it's Members

    Anna Garlin Spencer

  • It is not until after his parents-in-law are dead that he is entirely master of his own actions.

  • Then he grieved much over the sad fate of his parents-in-law.

  • A child living thus at the house of his parents-in-law is called binawit.

    Ifugao Law

    R. F. Burton

  • Be a loving daughter to your parents-in-law, a careful mother to our children.