from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The person or persons most closely related by blood to another person.
  • n. Law The closest relative of a deceased person.
  • n. Law The relative or relatives entitled to share in the personal property of one who dies intestate.

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  • n. Closest blood relative, heir to inheritance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the person who is (or persons who are) most closely related to a given person


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