near relation

plural noun

Definition of near relation

: a person who is a close relative (such as as a sister, brother, parent, etc.) Only near relations were invited to the wedding.

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“Near relation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/near%20relation. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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