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Definition of In-law

(noun) A relative by marriage, typically referring to a spouse’s mother or father.

Examples of In-law

  • brother-in-law
  • father-in-law
  • mother-in-law
  • sister-in-law

In-law Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈɪnˌlɔ/
      • /ˈɪnˌlɑ/
    • British English
      • /ˈɪnlɔː/
  • Syllabification: (in law)

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Reference

Strong, Bryan, Christine DeVault, and Theodore F. Cohen. 2011. The Marriage and Family Experience: Intimate Relationships in a Changing Society. 11th ed. Boston: Cengage Learning.

Cite the Definition of In-law

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “in-law.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 26, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/in-law/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

in-law. (2015). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/in-law/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “in-law.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 26, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/in-law/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“in-law.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 26 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/in-law/>.