Definition of next of kin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


next of kin

BrE BrE//ˌnekst əv ˈkɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌnekst əv ˈkɪn//
[countable, uncountable] (pl. next of kin)
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your closest living relative or relatives I'm her next of kin. Her next of kin have been informed. The form must be signed by next of kin.
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