Definition of next of kin in English:

next of kin

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[treated as singular or plural]
  • A person’s closest living relative or relatives: the police notified the next of kin
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    • The driver's name was being withheld until police could notify next of kin.
    • People worried about who would be notified as their next of kin in case of medical emergency are being urged to carry a new card to avoid confusion.
    • He said next of kin would be notified before the man's identity was released.
    closest relative, closest relation, nearest blood relation/relative, closest family member

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