Definition of Mother-in-law

1. Noun. The mother of your spouse.

Generic synonyms: In-law, Relative-in-law, Female Parent, Mother
Specialized synonyms: Naomi, Noemi



Definition of Mother-in-law

1. Noun. One’s spouse’s mother. ¹

2. Noun. A mother-in-law apartment. ¹

3. Noun. (dated) A stepmother. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mother-in-law

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mothballs
mothbally
mothed
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mother
mother's boy
mother's daughter
mother's line
mother's milk
mother's son
mother-child relations
mother-fucker
mother-fuckers
mother-goddess
mother-in-law (current term)
mother-in-law's tongue
mother-in-law apartment
mother-in-law plant
mother-in-law style
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mother-lode
mother-naked
mother-of-pearl
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mother-of-thousands
mother-of-thyme
mother-to-be
mother-wit
mother board

Literary usage of Mother-in-law

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1847)
"Step-father-in-law and Step-mother-in-law. A man, whose step6. Natural father and Natural mother. The father and mother of a child marries, ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1904)
"Mrs. Weekley, the mother-in-law of defendant, testified that Hertzog had the gun at her house; that he, on the Sunday referred to, came there; was drinking ..."

3. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle (1914)
"mother-in-law. The mother of one's wife or of one's husband. MOTION. In Practice. An application to a court by one of the parties In a cause, or his counsel ..."

4. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1847)
"Step-father-in-law and Step-mother-in-law. A man, whose step6. Natural father and Natural mother. The father and mother of a child marries, ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1904)
"Mrs. Weekley, the mother-in-law of defendant, testified that Hertzog had the gun at her house; that he, on the Sunday referred to, came there; was drinking ..."

6. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle (1914)
"mother-in-law. The mother of one's wife or of one's husband. MOTION. In Practice. An application to a court by one of the parties In a cause, or his counsel ..."

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