närstående

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Swedish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

nära +‎ stående

Adjective[edit]

närstående

  1. closely related

Noun[edit]

närstående c

  1. a close relative, a closely related person, a family member
    detta kan påverka den närståendes egen hälsa.
    this can impact the relative's own health.

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word is used in various Swedish laws and court sentences, with slightly differing definitions, as the Wikipedia article explains.
  • On its way from adjective to noun (en närstående person → en närstående), a proper definite form declension (närståenden) is very rare. It is often avoided as in the example sentence.