next of kin
Date: circa 1548 one or more persons in the nearest degree of relationship to another person

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  • Next of Kin — could refer to; Next of kin, a term used to describe blood relatives Next of Kin (TV series), a 1995 to 1997 British sitcom with Penelope Keith The Next of Kin, a 1942 British film often called Next of Kin Next of Kin (1982 film), an… …   Wikipedia

  • next of kin — 1: one or more living persons in the nearest degree of relationship to a particular individual 2: those persons entitled by statute to receive the property in an intestate s estate compare heir Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • next of kin — n [plural, U] your closest living relative or relatives ▪ May I have your name, address and next of kin, please? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • next of kin — ► next of kin a person s closest living relative or relatives. Main Entry: ↑next …   English terms dictionary

  • next of kin — n. 1. a person s nearest relative or relatives 2. Law a) those persons who may be entitled by statute to share in the estate of one who dies without a will b) sometimes, the nearest blood relative as defined by statute …   English World dictionary

  • next of kin — noun uncount your closest relative or relatives, for example your mother, father, son, or daughter. This word is used especially in official documents …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • next of kin — next′ of kin′ n. a person s nearest relative or relatives • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • Next of kin — This article is about the term. For other uses, see Next of Kin (disambiguation). Next of kin is a term with many interpretations depending on the jurisdiction being referred to. In some jurisdictions, such as the United States, it is used to… …   Wikipedia

  • next of kin — noun the person who is (or persons who are) most closely related to a given person • Hypernyms: ↑relative, ↑relation * * * noun (plural next of kin) 1. : a person in the nearest degree of relationship by blood to another person divided among… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Next of Kin —  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différentes œuvres portant le même titre. Next of Kin est un titre original qui peut désigner plusieurs films : The Next of Kin (ou Next of Kin, autre titre), un film de Thorold Dickinson sorti en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Next of Kin — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Ruf nach Vergeltung Originaltitel: Next of Kin Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 1989 Länge: 108 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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