- to restore (an outlaw) to the benefits and protection of the law.
Origin of inlaw
- a relative by marriage.
Origin of in-law
Related Words for inlawfather, sibling, mother, cousin, folk, uncle, niece, aunt, clan, tribe, group, people, house, household, agnate, cognate, connection, blood, folks, relation
Examples from the Web for inlaw
Historical Examples of inlaw
I may not go against the word of the Moot, and inlaw you again by giving you a place.
We are going to hold you as a hostage until your Saxon master or your British father pay ransom for you, and inlaw us again.A Prince of Cornwall
Charles W. Whistler
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 cannot inlaw you again, Heregar; for that must needs be done in full Moot, as was the outlawry.
- a relative by marriage
- (postpositive; in combination) related by marriagea father-in-law
Word Origin for in-law
1894, "anyone of a relationship not natural," abstracted from father-in-law, etc.
The position of the 'in-laws' (a happy phrase which is attributed ... to her Majesty, than whom no one can be better acquainted with the article) is often not very apt to promote happiness. ["Blackwood's Magazine," 1894]
The earliest recorded use of the phrase is in brother-in-law (13c.); the law is Canon Law, which defines degrees of relationship within which marriage is prohibited.