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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
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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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