Definition of Next of kin

1. Noun. The person who is (or persons who are) most closely related to a given person.

Generic synonyms: Relation, Relative

Definition of Next of kin

1. Noun. Closest blood relative, heir to inheritance. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Next Of Kin

newtonian viscosity
next door
next friend
next generation
next of kin (current term)
next thing one knows
next to
next to nothing
next up

Literary usage of Next of kin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"Technical signification of the words " next of kin," with reference to the ... Whether a bequest to " next of kin," without reference to the Statute of ..."

2. A Treatise on Wills by Thomas Jarman, Joseph Fitz Randolph, William Talcott (1880)
"I give and bequeath one half of my lands to my wife, and, after her death, I give all my lauds to the To┬╗he)re heirs males of any of my sons or next of kin ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1903)
"Inasmuch as Edmund M. Devoe died before his mother, the life tenant, the remainder in question went to his next of kin under the substitutionary clause of ..."

4. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent (1873)
"distributed equally among the next of kin, who are in equal degree, and those who represent them; bu-fc no representation is admitted among collaterals, ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"As Theodore died unmarried and childless, July 1, 1811, his share descended to his brothers, Louis and Camille, as his next of kin, under the ordinance, ..."

6. Introduction to American Law: Designed as a First Book for Students by Timothy Walker (1887)
"Beyond these, therefore, the next of kin, who are living, take the whole, ... Rule for the next of Kin. The question now arises, who are the next of kin ? ..."

7. A Treatise on the Law of Executors and Administrators by Edward Vaughan Williams, Roland Lomax Vaughan Williams, Joseph Fitz Randolph, William Talcott (1895)
"The rights of the next of kin of the intestate under the Statute of Distributions^ The 6th section of the statute provides, that in case there be no ..."

8. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"But it was answered that none other appeared on the case to be entitled, and the mother might in fact have had no next of kin, or she might have been a ..."

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