Pristašis

pristašis (m.) (eastern Slovak Romani) a son-in-law who lives in the home of his father-in-law - against the rule "e romňi džal sajekh pal o rom" – "a wife always follows her husband (and lives with her mother-in-law)". [Bori]

With few exceptions, a pristašis rated very low on the social scale. He had to do the hardest work. Sometimes he was forced to take the blame for wrongdoings of his brother-in law or father-in-law. (The social meaning of pristasis corresponds to the Indian Ghar Javyi.)

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