Ask the Editor
Serenity Carr, Assistant Editor
Relationships by Marriage
Friday July 30th 2021
Can I call the sibling of my spouse 'brother'? — Rajan, India

The brother of your spouse is called your brother-in-law. If your spouse has a sister, she is your sister-in-law.

You also call your own siblings' spouses your brother-in-law (the husband of your sibling) or sister-in-law (the wife of your sibling).

Your in-laws are people you are related to by marriage. Below are more in-law terms:

mother-in-law: the mother of your spouse

father-in-law: the father of your spouse

aunt-in-law: the aunt of your spouse

uncle-in-law: the uncle of your spouse

daughter-in-law: the wife of your child

son-in-law: the husband of your child


I hope this helps.


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