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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.
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next of kin

n
a person's closest relative or relatives
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next′ of kin′


n.
a person's nearest relative or relatives.
[1760–70]
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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"
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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
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next of kin

nparente m/f prossimo/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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).
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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
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"The Bridegroom's doors are opened wide, And I am next of kin; The guests are met, the feast is set: May'st hear the merry din."
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I am the last of my line, and I doubt whether even my lawyer could discover a next of kin for my personal property.
Half the sum due to my father has thus passed into my hands as his next of kin; and the other half is to follow in course of time.
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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.
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I was classed as next of kin. I just feel numb, I am so angry KATE TANNAHILL yesterday
Speaking to journalists, Goledzinowski said the high commission organised this event to remember the victims and show support for their next of kin.