One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
As a result of a marriage.‘the estate passed by marriage to the Burlingtons’
- ‘The sense of family identity extended to grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and relatives by marriage.’
- ‘The two men, who are related by marriage, were seriously wounded.’
- ‘She was some sort of cousin by marriage to Antonia's mother and the pair would sometimes engage in conversation.’
- ‘The definition does not include your cousins or any relations by marriage.’
- ‘Olga was 16 in early 1914 when she met Mikhail Chekhov, her first cousin by marriage.’
- ‘Rather than make recommendations it invites further discussion by citing a number of options, one of which is to remove all restrictions based on relationships by marriage.’
- ‘They were distant relatives, uncles and aunts by marriage, cousins-in-law, and more cousins second and third removed.’
- ‘The terms of the order prevent him downloading or viewing images of children under the age of 16 unless they are blood relatives, relatives by marriage or godchildren.’
- ‘Remember, it is forbidden to fall out with your family, whether they are blood relations or relatives by marriage, distant relatives or whatever.’
- ‘That commitment is then reinforced by the web of familial and other relations, created by marriage, that they have around them.’
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