nearest kin


nearest kin
Usually tantamount to next of kin. 57 Am J1st Wills § 1398. Often words of purchase. 28 Am J2d Est § 118.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • kin — Relatives. Primarily, relatives by the tie of consanguinity or blood. State v Tucker, 174 Ind 715, 93 NE 3; Re Stoler, 293 Pa 433, 143 A 121, 59 ALR 1402. But including for the purposes of a statute respecting competency to testify as to a… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • nearest — nearest, next are both superlative forms of near, but they are not always interchangeable. Nearest may be used wherever the intent is merely to indicate the highest degree of propinquity (as in space, time, or kinship) {the nearest house is five… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • nearest blood relation — index next of kin Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • nearest relative by blood — index next of kin Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Nearest relative — The nearest relative is a designated relationship defined in the legislation of England and Wales through the Mental Health Act 1983, as amended by the Mental Health Act 2007[1]. It is the duty of the Approved Mental Health Professional to… …   Wikipedia

  • nearest of kin — Usually tantamount to next of kin. 57 Am J1st Wills § 1398. The nearest relatives by blood. Anno: 11 ALR 331 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • kin — noun their own kin Syn: relatives, relations, family (members), kindred, kith and kin; flesh and blood, nearest and dearest; kinsfolk, kinsmen, kinswomen, people; informal folks …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • nearest blood kin — Usually same as next of kin. 57 Am J1st Wills § 1398. Ordinarily, words of purchase. Anno: 100 ALR2d 1073, § 2[a] …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • nearest blood — Usually regarded as tantamount to next of kin. 57 Am J1st Wills § 1398 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • nearest blood relatives — Usually, although not necessarily, the same as next of kin. 57 Am J1st Wills § 1398. Ordinarily words of purchase. Anno: 100 ALR2d 1073, § 2[a] …   Ballentine's law dictionary


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