a person other than a duly appointed guardian who acts on behalf of an infant or other person not fully qualified by law to act on his or her own behalf.
(law) (formerly) a person acting on behalf of an infant or other person under legal disability Official name litigation friend
adjective pertaining to the next generation in a family; also, pertaining to the next stage of development or version of a product, service, or technology Examples Programmers are now developing next-generation software.
- Next in line
noun, adverb, adjective She is next in line for a promotion
- Next off
adverb phrase Next; at that point: Next off, Hutch give a yell (1920s+)
noun 1. a person’s nearest relative or relatives: The newspaper did not publish the names of casualties until the next of kin had been notified. 2. Law. the nearest relative or relatives who share in the estate of a person who dies intestate. noun 1. a person’s closest relative or relatives