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the brother of one’s husband or wife.
the husband of one’s sister.
the husband of one’s wife’s or husband’s sister.
Contemporary Examples

Wake Up and Smell Reality, Republicans Justin Green February 13, 2013
Casey Affleck, Star of ‘Out of the Furnace,’ on His Hollywood Struggles Marlow Stern December 1, 2013
The World’s Bravest Singers Ron Moreau & Sami Yousafzai July 17, 2013
Syria’s Next Act Eli Lake July 18, 2012
Night Of The Beheading Asra Q. Nomani February 27, 2009

Historical Examples

Cousin Henry Anthony Trollope
Daniel Boone Katharine E. Wilkie
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc Mark Twain
Emmy Lou George Madden Martin
A Crooked Path Mrs. Alexander

noun (pl) brothers-in-law
the brother of one’s wife or husband
the husband of one’s sister
the husband of the sister of one’s husband or wife


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