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- Language: English
- ►▼ co-father-in-law : The father-in-law of a man's child.
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Property Value example sentence What Mr. Grantly felt we do not know and he was in a poor position, for men are always at a disadvantage in these prenuptial scenes, and Mr. Grantly had no co-father-in-law to keep him in countenance. Angela Mackail Thirkell. Happy return. Knopf, 1952. http://books.google.com/books?id=AqbPAAAAMAAJ&q=%22co-father-in-law%22%22&dq=%22co-father-in-law%22%22&hl=en usage (rare) Found primarily in translation. In conversation, the generic "in-law" is generally used, with context left to disambiguate. Once grandchildren are born, the term co-grandfather may be used if the focus is on the relationship through the grandchildren rather than though the married couple. English 'co-father-in-law' and 'joint father-in-law', is a technical term^ which only ethnologists, sociologists, and the like use. word class substantive
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Language Text Castilian Suegro del hijo de un hombre. English The father-in-law of a man's child. Turkish Bir erkeğin çocuğunun kayınpederi.
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