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inlaw

[ in-law, in-law ]
/ ɪnˈlɔ, ˈɪnˌlɔ /
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verb (used with object) Law.
to restore (an outlaw) to the benefits and protection of the law.
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Origin of inlaw

before 1000; Middle English inlawen,Old English inlagian.See in-1, law1

OTHER WORDS FROM inlaw

inlawry, noun

Other definitions for inlaw (2 of 2)

in-law
[ in-law ]
/ ˈɪnˌlɔ /

noun
a relative by marriage.

Origin of in-law

First recorded in 1890–95; back formation from mother-in-law, brother-in-law, etc.
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British Dictionary definitions for inlaw

in-law

noun
a relative by marriage
adjective
(postpositive; in combination) related by marriagea father-in-law

Word Origin for in-law

C19: back formation from father-in-law, etc
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