inlaw

[ in-law, in-law ]
/ ɪnˈlɔ, ˈɪnˌlɔ /

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

Definition 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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Example sentences from the Web for inlaw

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

  • 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
  • I may not go against the word of the Moot, and inlaw you again by giving you a place.

    A Thane of Wessex|Charles W. Whistler
  • I cannot inlaw you again, Heregar; for that must needs be done in full Moot, as was the outlawry.

    A Thane of Wessex|Charles W. Whistler

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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