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Meaning of “brother-in-law” in the English Dictionary

"brother-in-law" in British English

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brother-in-lawnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbrʌð.ə.rɪn.lɔː/  us   /-ɚ.ɪn.lɑː/ (plural brothers-in-law)
B2 the ​husband of ​yoursister or ​brother, or the ​brother of ​yourhusband or ​wife, or the man who is ​married to the ​sister or ​brother of ​yourwife or ​husband
(Definition of brother-in-law from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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brother-in-lawnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbrʌð·ər·ənˌlɔ/ (plural brothers-in-law  /ˈbrʌð·ərz·ənˌlɔ/ )
the ​husband of someone’s ​sister, or the ​brother of someone’s ​wife or ​husband, or the ​husband of the ​sister of someone’s ​wife or ​husband
(Definition of brother-in-law from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “brother-in-law”
in Arabic صِهْر…
in Korean 시동생, 처남 등…
in Portuguese cunhado…
in Catalan cunyat…
in Japanese 義兄, 義弟(夫または妻の兄弟)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大伯子, 小叔子, 内兄…
in Turkish enişte, bacanak, kayın birader…
in Russian зять, деверь, шурин…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大伯子, 小叔子, 內兄…
in Italian cognato…
in Polish szwagier…
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