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Jehovah’s Witnesses



Brother-in-law marriage

Brother-in-Law Marriage

A custom, later incorporated into the Mosaic Law, whereby a man would marry the sonless widow of his deceased brother in order to produce children to carry on his brother’s line. Also known as levirate marriage.Ge 38:8; De 25:5.