Brother-in-law meaning

brŭthər-ĭn-lô
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The husband of one's sibling.
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The brother of one's spouse.
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The husband of the sibling of one's spouse.
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The definition of brother in law is a man who is related to you through marriage to your spouse or sibling, not through blood.

An example of a brother in law is your sister's husband.

An example of a brother in law is your husband's brother.

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The husband of a sibling of one's wife or husband.
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A male relative of one's generation, separated by one degree of marriage:
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The brother of one's husband or wife.
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Alternative form of brother-in-law.
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(uncommon) Co-brother-in-law: A male relative of one's generation, separated by two degrees of marriage:
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The husband of one's sibling.
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