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From Middle English sone in lawe; equivalent to son +‎ -in-law.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsʌnɪnˌlɔː/
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son-in-law (plural sons-in-law or (colloquial, nonstandard) son-in-laws)

  1. The husband of one's child.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], →OCLC, Genesis 19:12–14:
      12 ¶ And the men said vnto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? sonne in law, and thy sonnes, and thy daughters, and whatsoeuer thou hast in the citie, bring them out of this place.
      13 For we will destroy this place, because the crie of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD: and the LORD hath sent vs to destroy it.
      14 And Lot went out, and spake vnto his sonnes in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get yee out of this place: for the LORD wil destroy this citie: but hee seemed as one that mocked, vnto his sonnes in law.

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