next of kin


next of kin
noun
the person who is (or persons who are) most closely related to a given person
Hypernyms: ↑relative, ↑relation

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noun (plural next of kin)
1. : a person in the nearest degree of relationship by blood to another person

divided among children and other next of kin — G.B.Shaw

3. : a person closely related to another person by blood, marriage, or court decision

next of kin are being notified of his death

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1. a person's nearest relative or relatives: The newspaper did not publish the names of casualties until the next of kin had been notified.
2. Law. the nearest relative or relatives who share in the estate of a person who dies intestate.
[1760-70]

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next of kin
1. One's closest relatives, among whom one's personal property is distributed if one dies intestate
2. The person or persons most closely related to an individual by blood, marriage, or a legal ruling
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Main Entry:kin
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next of kin see under ↑kin1
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Main Entry:next

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next of kin UK US noun [uncountable]
your closest relative or relatives, for example your mother, father, son, or daughter This word is used especially in official documents .
Thesaurus: general words for family membershyponym

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next of kin,
1. the nearest blood relative or relatives.
2. Law. the relatives entitled to share in the estate of a person who has died intestate.

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n. [treated as sing. or pl.] a person's closest living relative or relatives

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next of kin
: the person or people most closely related to you : your closest living relative or relatives (such as your husband, wife, child, parent, sister, or brother)

We notified his next of kin of his death.

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Main Entry:next

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ˌnext of ˈkin [next of kin] noun countable, uncountable (pl. next of kin)
your closest living relative or relatives

I'm her next of kin.

Her next of kin have been informed.

The form must be signed by next of kin.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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