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English definition of “next of kin”

next of kin

noun [C]     (plural next of kin) formal
the person you are most closely related to: The names of the dead cannot be released until their next of kin have been notified .Family relations in general
(Definition of next of kin noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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