Definition of mother-in-law in English:

mother-in-law

Syllabification: moth·er-in-law

noun (plural mothers-in-law)

  • The mother of one’s husband or wife.
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    • Whenever possible, we go back to relieve his wife and my mother-in-law Judith of her bedside vigil.
    • The problem hit home to me early last year as my wife, my mother-in-law and I caught a taxi home from a party in a Bristol city-centre hotel.
    • Meddling mothers-in-law, couch-potato husbands, and disobedient kids make you laugh - and wince - because you share the frustrations of the actors on TV.

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