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How can you differentiate between Stepfather and Father in law?  Is it just context?

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Short answer: indeed, the same word is used for both, step-father and father-in-law. In archaic French, there used to be parâtre (and marâtre) for step-father (and step-mother). But they aren't used anymore.

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How can you differentiate between Stepfather and Father in law?  Is it just context?

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