Poll: Defining In-Laws
Defining who’s an in-law seems pretty straight forward, right? We all know who our mother-in-law is — it’s our spouse’s mother.*
But what about a brother-in-law?
I got in a discussion a little while ago about the definition of brothers- and sisters-in-law. And it seems that standards for what qualifies someone varies.
A fair number of people I’ve spoken to say the title of brother-in-law only applies to your sister’s husband or your spouse’s brother.
Others say that your spouse’s sister’s husband also qualifies.
But don’t look it up!
I want to know what your natural understanding is. What your practical definition is for how you’d really use it.
*Additional attributes that may indicate or define a mother-in-law are up for debate and may be inappropriate for children.