noun[treated as singular or plural]
A person’s closest living relative or relatives.
- 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.
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Syllabification: next of kin
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