from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The father of one's husband or wife.
- n. Archaic A stepfather.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One's spouse's father.
- n. A stepfather.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The father of one's husband or wife; -- correlative to son-in-law and daughter-in-law.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The father of a husband or wife, considered in his relationship to the other spouse.
- n. A stepfather.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the father of your spouse
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V. -- Your own fortune, father-in-law (in certain kinds of society they say _papa father-in-law_) yielding an income of twenty thousand, and which will soon be increased by an inheritance.
Bethenny calls her father-in-law an idiot on Thanksgiving because she didn't notice the turkey wasn't cooking then she goes to therapy and blames the tantrum on her childhood, I point out.
But out of the flood of unfamiliar language swirling around her, her ears picked up two familiar words: the phrase her father-in-law had taught her, meaning “wife of Chavez.”
She then quickly called her father-in-law in Swansea and belatedly passed on news which had already been around the world.
Bethenny calls her father-in-law an idiot on Thanksgiving because she didn't notice the turkey wasn't cooking then she goes to therapy and blames the tantrum on her childhood
Two sources, a classmate of Uday's and one of his bodyguards, said Saddam used words to the effect of, "Don't be like your grandfather, with no morals or principles," referring to his father-in-law, a gout-stricken former politician known as the Thief of Baghdad for confiscating private property for himself.
I shall ask my father-in-law for one like that in my office.
My late father-in-law, on the surface a paragon of blustery masculinity, introduced me to Alexander McCall Smith's Ladies' No. 1 Detective Agency series.
Dad says luckily he and my father-in-law have legal training.
My father-in-law, who is seated beside me, looks at his plate, looks at me, and spoons up, well, sweet potato soup with a forlorn miniature mushroom floating on top.