parent-in-law

[ pair-uhnt-in-law, par- ]
/ ˈpɛər ənt ɪnˌlɔ, ˈpær- /

noun, plural par·ents-in-law.

the father or mother of one's spouse.

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Origin of parent-in-law

First recorded in 1850–55: see origin at parent, in, law1
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