sister-in-law

[ sis-ter-in-law ]
/ ˈsɪs tər ɪnˌlɔ /

noun, plural sis·ters-in-law.

the sister of one's husband or wife.
the wife of one's brother.
the wife of the brother of one's husband or wife.

Origin of sister-in-law

1400–50; late Middle English. See sister, in, law1
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sister-in-law


noun plural sisters-in-law

the sister of one's husband or wife
the wife of one's brother
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