Definitions for Legacyˈlɛg ə si

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bequest, legacy(noun)

    (law) a gift of personal property by will


  1. legacy(Noun)

    money or property bequeathed to someone in a will

  2. legacy(Noun)

    Something inherited from a predecessor; a heritage

    John Muir left as his legacy an enduring spirit of respect for the environment.

  3. legacy(Noun)

    The descendant of an alumnus

    Because she was a legacy, her mother's sorority rushed her.

  4. legacy(Adjective)

    of a computer system that has been in service for many years and that a business still relies upon, even though it is becoming expensive or difficult to maintain

  5. legacy(Adjective)

    left behind; old or no longer in active use

    They expect it to take years to process and import all the legacy data.

  6. Origin: From legacie, from legatia, from lēgātum, participle of lēgō.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Legacy(noun)

    a gift of property by will, esp. of money or personal property; a bequest. Also Fig.; as, a legacy of dishonor or disease

  2. Legacy(noun)

    a business with which one is intrusted by another; a commission; -- obsolete, except in the phrases last legacy, dying legacy, and the like

  3. Origin: [L. (assumed) legatia, for legatum, from legare to appoint by last will, to bequeath as a legacy, to depute: cf. OF. legat legacy. See Legate.]


  1. Legacy

    Legacy is an original novel written by Gary Russell and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Seventh Doctor, Ace, Bernice, the Ice Warriors and Alpha Centauri and a return for the Doctor to Peladon. A prelude to the novel, also penned by Russell, appeared in Doctor Who Magazine #211.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Legacy

    leg′a-si, n. that which is left to one by will: a bequest of personal property.—ns. Leg′acy-hunt′er, one who hunts after legacies by courting those likely to leave them; Leg′atary, a legatee; Legatee′, one to whom a legacy is bequeathed.—Legacy duty, a duty levied on legacies, varying according to degree of relationship, and reaching its maximum where the legatee is not related to the testator.—Cumulative, or Substitutional, legacy, a second legacy given to the same person, either in addition to or in place of the first; Demonstrative legacy, a general legacy, but with a particular fund named from which it is to be satisfied; General legacy, a sum of money payable out of the assets generally; Residuary legatee, the person to whom the remainder of the property is left after all claims are discharged; Specific legacy, a legacy of a definite thing, as jewels, pictures, a sum of stock in the Funds, &c. [L. legatumlegāre, to leave by will.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Legacy

    A record or account of what an individual achieved during their life, career or role in public office.

    His legacy was one of learning and empowerment to the people which he focused on during his term in government and it was respected and affirmed by the citizens of the nation.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Legacy' in Nouns Frequency: #2670


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Legacy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Legacy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Shakespeare:

    No legacy is so rich as honesty.

  2. Alfonso Prat-Gay:

    They're leaving behind a complicated legacy.

  3. Barack Obama:

    That's not the legacy I think any of us want to leave.

  4. Terry McGuire:

    This should be a centerpiece of his environmental legacy.

  5. Kevin Hart:

    I do it all for them, i'm trying to leave a legacy behind.

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