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Next Of Kin

next of kin

1 : one or more living persons in the nearest degree of relationship to a particular individual
2 : those persons entitled by statute to receive the property in an intestate's estate compare heir



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.