[ in-law, in-law ]

verb (used with object)

, Law.
  1. to restore (an outlaw) to the benefits and protection of the law.

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Other Words From

  • inlawry noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of inlaw1

before 1000; Middle English inlawen, Old English inlagian. See in- 1, law 1
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Example Sentences

Shannon, a speech therapist, was nervous about sharing a rental house with her in-laws flying in from Arizona, where the virus was surging.

His wife, his in-laws — everyone in Joe Mastrangelo’s Massachusetts family got the vaccine.

It would certainly be safer to visit with your parents or in-laws after they’ve gotten both vaccine doses, but the safest plan is to wait until you and your husband are also vaccinated, she says.

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Although she does not know your brother, Miss Manners agrees that he does not believe your feelings for your sister-in-law are neutral.

If you believe your in-laws would want to recycle if it were easier for them to do so, then just buy them the trash can now out of the goodness of your heart.

If the clergy would give him a voluntary gift, which was in no way to be considered a tax, he agreed to inlaw them.

"I would have married him, anyway," declared Myrtle with sudden defiance; and her mother-inlaw regarded her approvingly.

And I prefer going to the father-in-law's rather than to the son-inlaw's.

I cannot inlaw you again, Heregar; for that must needs be done in full Moot, as was the outlawry.

If she does, I cannot scruple to accept this loan,—a loan from a brother-inlaw—loan to me, and not charged against her fortune!