brother-in-law love

brother-in-law

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The brother of one's spouse.
  • noun The husband of one's sibling.
  • noun The husband of the sibling of one's spouse.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The brother of one's husband or wife; also, one's sister's husband.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The brother of one's husband or wife; also, the husband of one's sister; sometimes, the husband of one's wife's sister.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A male relative of one's generation, separated by one degree of marriage:
  • noun uncommon Co-brother-in-law: A male relative of one's generation, separated by two degrees of marriage:

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a brother by marriage

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Defense attorneys told jurors a different tale brimming with retribution by a spurned boss, and a rough-and-tumble shipping industry rife with what they called "brother-in-law deals" that reward fixers for arranging contracts.

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  • Knowing, however, that “propriety would not permit of personal inquiry” he called his brother-in-law T.V.

    The Last Empress

  • And what's in store for Ava, who now calls brother-in-law Boyd Walton Goggins her bad-boy squeeze?

    Justified Prepares for a Showdown in Harlan County

  • Pat once again called her brother-in-law Ashley Miles to see if he could help.

    Storyteller

  • I know he will have loved the humiliation of the man he was forced to call brother-in-law.

    The Red Queen

  • Finally, we decided to call my brother-in-law, Kevin, who lives just a few minutes from us.

    It’s Your Time

  • Finally, we decided to call my brother-in-law, Kevin, who lives just a few minutes from us.

    It’s Your Time

  • Finally, we decided to call my brother-in-law, Kevin, who lives just a few minutes from us.

    It’s Your Time

  • Court heard Tuesday that weeks before the deaths, Mr. Shafia called his brother-in-law to ask for help in killing Zainab.

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  • T.V. also referred to his brother-in-law as a “bad administrator,” adding “what I was trying to do.… make effective use of American aid & build up economy & keep fighting inflation so that gov could have democratic institutions.

    The Last Empress

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