American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The sister of one's spouse.
- n. The wife of one's brother.
- n. The wife of the brother of one's spouse.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A husband's or wife's sister; also, a brother's wife. See brother-in-law.
- n. A female relative of one's generation, separated by one degree of marriage:
- n. less common Co-sister-in-law: The wife of one's sibling-in-law.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The sister of one's husband or wife; also, the wife of one's brother; sometimes, the wife of one's husband's or wife's brother.
- n. the sister of your spouse
“In the morning, I called my sister-in-law and told her to come back over.”
“I called my sister-in-law, who is an elementary school teacher, and told her what was going on.”
“Kevin yanks his cell phone from his pocket and calls his sister-in-law in Queens, the wife of his brother Joe.”
“Waldemar Ruiz had called his sister-in-law after he shot his wife with a small handgun, Hammann said.”
“If I think it’s necessary to bypass you and call your sister-in-law, I will.”
“My sister-in-law has lived in Sydney Australia for her entire adult life, 40 years now, and on a trip to visit us in Cleveland in the late 80s she went off the the Giant Eagle grocery, only to return 30 minutes later having left a basket with the manager.”
“My sister-in-law, in San José, California, emailed me an article about Día de Los Muertos there.”
“I'm emailing my childless sister-in-law this link.”
“My mother-in-law, sister-in-law and niece planned the whole thing and since they are masters of style, everything was gorgeous and perfect.”
“They are people like my sister-in-law who stopped going to visit her husband's family in Torreon even before Calderon declared war on the cartels and sent in the troops.”
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