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next of kinnoun [C]

uk   us   (plural next of kin)
the ​person or ​group of ​people you are most ​closelyrelated to: We cannot ​release the ​names of the ​soldiers who were ​killed until we have ​informedtheir next of ​kin.
(Definition of next of kin from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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next of kinnoun [U]

 us   /ˈnekst əv ˈkɪn/
a very ​closefamilymember or ​familymembers
(Definition of next of kin from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “next of kin”
in Chinese (Simplified) 直系亲属…
in Turkish en yakın akraba…
in Russian ближайший родственник…
in Chinese (Traditional) 直系親屬…
in Polish najbliższa rodzina…
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