next of kin


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next of kin

n. pl. next of kin
A person's closest living relative, often entitled to inherit the personal property, and in some cases the real property, of the deceased, if that person dies intestate.

next of kin

n
a person's closest relative or relatives

next′ of kin′


n.
a person's nearest relative or relatives.
[1760–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.next of kin - the person who is (or persons who are) most closely related to a given person
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
Translations
أقْرَب الأقارِباقْرَبُ الْأَقَارِبِ
nejbližší příbuzný
nærmeste pårørende
lähiomainen
najbliži rod
legközelebbi hozzátartozó
nánasti ættingi
近親者
근친자
najbližší príbuzný
närmaste anhörig
ญาติสนิทที่สุด
họ hàng ruột thịt

next of kin

nparente m/f prossimo/a

kin

(kin) noun plural
persons of the same family; one's relations.
adjective
related.
ˈkinsfolk (ˈinz-) noun plural
one's relations.
ˈkinsman (ˈkinz-) , ˈkinswoman (ˈkinz-) plurals ˈkinsmen, ~ˈkinswomen nouns
a man or a woman of the same family as oneself.
next of kin
one's nearest relative(s).

next of kin

اقْرَبُ الْأَقَارِبِ nejbližší příbuzný nærmeste pårørende nächste Angehörige πλησιέστερος συγγενής pariente más cercano lähiomainen proche parent najbliži rod parente stretto 近親者 근친자 bloedverwant nærmeste pårørende najbliższy krewny parente mais próximo ближайший родственник närmaste anhörig ญาติสนิทที่สุด en yakın akraba họ hàng ruột thịt 近亲
References in classic literature ?
Vanstone having died intestate, a third of his fortune would go to his widow; and the rest would be divided among his next of kin.
On the child's death -- if it had only outlived the mother by a few seconds, instead of a few hours, the result would have been the same -- the next of kin to the legitimate offspring took the money; and that next of kin is the infant's paternal uncle, Michael Vanstone.
I am the last of my line, and I doubt whether even my lawyer could discover a next of kin for my personal property.
Never collect anything but advertisements relative to next of kin.
But I wish you a very good night, concluding with this slight remark, that there is a young lady growing up at this present moment for me, who has not only great personal attractions but great wealth, and who has requested her next of kin to propose for my hand, which, having a regard for some members of her family, I have consented to promise.
Tulkinghorn is answerable for its being all correct about the next of kin and that the papers and effects will be formally taken possession of in due time and course.
She was next of kin, no doubt, and you were aware that the old fellow would make no will.
The interview guide was pilot-tested in a study on next of kin of patients with chronic disease.
Your ex-partner is not legally your next of kin and so would have no entitlement or responsibility to deal with your affairs, nor would she be liable for your debt.
Of 410 corpses at the facility during May 21-28, 29 percent were pending identification or identification of next of kin, while 38 percent were retained pending a response from next of kin regarding final disposition, Janssen wrote in his report.
He was asked to give his full name and address, and a direct telephone and fax number so a lawyer could prepare the necessary paperwork to back up the next of kin claim.
SpectraLink Corporation , a leader in enterprise wireless communications, today announced a partnership with the Next of Kin (NOK) Education Project, an undertaking that advocates hospitals improve efforts to contact the families of unconscious or otherwise disabled patients within 24 hours of hospital admission.