noun, plural brothers-in-law.
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.

1250–1300; Middle English Unabridged
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n , pl brothers-in-law
1.  the brother of one's wife or husband
2.  the husband of one's sister
3.  the husband of the sister of one's husband or wife

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Word Origin & History

brother in law
c.1300; also brother-in-law; see brother. In Arabic, Urdu, Swahili, etc., brother-in-law, when addressed to a male who is not a brother-in-law, is an extreme insult, with implications of "I slept with your sister."
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Example sentences
My kids were insufficiently impressed, but my brother in law thought it was pretty cool.
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