Father-in-law meaning

fäthər-ĭn-lô
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The father of one's wife or husband.
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One's spouse's father.
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(dated) A stepfather.

1839, Charles Dickens, “IV", in Nicholas Nickleby, ISBN 1-85326-264-1, page 41:`Yes,` replied Snawley. `The fact is, I am not their father, Mr Squeers. I'm only their father-in-law.`

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Alternative spelling of father-in-law.
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(archaic) A stepfather.
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The father of one's spouse.
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