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亲传弟子

I'm not sure how to say it words, but I believe that they are disciples that get things personally passed down by their master and they have a very close relationship with them. However, is there any specific word that can describe it in English?

EDIT: In terms of Chinese Wuxia novels.

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    Would you add some more information about the context? Martial arts, buddhism, something else? In Buddhism, it might be 'dharma heir' the word you are looking for, but I am not sure, what is your subject domain. – Drunken Master Jun 22 '15 at 16:40
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How about "Direct Disciple", I remember that's how people used to describe my Wushu Master.

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I have checked a few sources, in many cases it is just disciple without any adjective. Personal disciple is used in some cases, and sometimes direct disciple, like @leo4jc pointed out. Immediate disciple is another variant.

In my deleted answer, without knowing the context, I wrote 'dharma heir' (Buddhism), but that doesn't apply to wuxia, of course.

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