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significant other

 
a person who plays an important role in the life of an individual, such as a member of the immediate family, a lover, a close friend, or a role model.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

significant other

Most significant other, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

significant other

A person with whom a patient has a close relationship, which may or may not include relatives or a spouse.
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"What makes this scheme particularly welcome is that it will focus on supporting family members or significant others of victims to better enable them to understand what has happened and offer the best possible support to their loved ones."
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