- the husband of one's daughter.
Origin of son-in-law
Middle English word dating back to 1300–50
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Examples from the Web for son-in-law
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.Will Chris Christie Regret His Cowboy Hug?
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One visitor, an elderly woman named Mrs. Lacey, relays an anecdote about her American son-in-law.Colm Toibin Describes The Creation Of His Quiet Masterpiece ‘Nora Webster’
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Facing imminent execution, Dmitriev reveals this secret to his son-in-law.Fake Snowden Is Russia’s Newest TV Star
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He just might (I know, parents are supposed to stay out of these things) become my son-in-law one day.When Police Violence Gets Personal
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The day before his wedding, King George VI titled his future son-in-law Philip Duke of Edinburgh.Queen and Prince Philip Celebrate 66th Wedding Anniversary
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She could not read, and would trust no one but her son-in-law to read it to her.The Armourer's Prentices
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Knife, however, must promise to leave his land to his son-in-law in case he died.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
My reason is that I wish to have a son-in-law who will suit my wants.
In your choice of a son-in-law you should not blindly follow the anger which masters you.
Very willingly, Sir, if it is all that is required to become your son-in-law.
- the husband of one's daughter
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Word Origin and History for son-in-law
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