next of kin

next of kin

  1. Closest blood relative, heir to inheritance.
    Lord Bentley has passed away; notify the next of kin.
    Shall we inform the next of kin of his passing?
  2. Close friend, spouse, or partner (for example on hospital admission form), one of someone's close ones.
    Synonyms: loved one, near relative, close one
  • French: parent
  • German: Angehörige, Angehöriger, usually plural: Angehörige (m+f)
  • Italian: parente prossimo, parente stretto, familiare stretto
  • Portuguese: parente mais próximo
  • Spanish: pariente cercano

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