noun (plural brothers-in-law)
1The brother of one’s wife or husband.
- Mike picked up the snapshot of the late Mr Piggot, his brother-in-law and the two wives.
- With his wife and brother-in-law as the shop's operators, Alex is mainly supposed to act as its chief design officer.
- Women must be honoured and adorned by their fathers, brothers, husbands and brothers-in-law, who desire their own welfare.
1.1The husband of one’s sister or sister-in-law.
- She is mourned by her husband Sean, daughters, brothers and sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, a wide circle of friends and the staff and colleagues at Erkina House.
- Nora is survived by her husband Michael, son Mark, daughter Sharon, son-in-law, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relations and friends.
- By the time my mother died, all her brothers and sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, were dead.
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