Definition of by marriage in English:

by marriage

phrase

  • As a result of a marriage.

    ‘a distant cousin by marriage’
    • ‘They were distant relatives, uncles and aunts by marriage, cousins-in-law, and more cousins second and third removed.’
    • ‘She was some sort of cousin by marriage to Antonia's mother and the pair would sometimes engage in conversation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The two men, who are related by marriage, were seriously wounded.’
    • ‘The sense of family identity extended to grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and relatives by marriage.’
    • ‘That commitment is then reinforced by the web of familial and other relations, created by marriage, that they have around them.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Remember, it is forbidden to fall out with your family, whether they are blood relations or relatives by marriage, distant relatives or whatever.’
    • ‘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.’