(law) a gift of personal property by will
money or property bequeathed to someone in a will
Something inherited from a predecessor; a heritage
John Muir left as his legacy an enduring spirit of respect for the environment.
The descendant of an alumnus
Because she was a legacy, her mother's sorority rushed her.
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
left behind; old or no longer in active use
They expect it to take years to process and import all the legacy data.
Origin: From legacie, from legatia, from lēgātum, participle of lēgō.
a gift of property by will, esp. of money or personal property; a bequest. Also Fig.; as, a legacy of dishonor or disease
a business with which one is intrusted by another; a commission; -- obsolete, except in the phrases last legacy, dying legacy, and the like
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.]
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
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. legatum—legāre, to leave by will.]
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
Rank popularity for the word 'Legacy' in Nouns Frequency: #2670
The numerical value of Legacy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Legacy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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- Erbe, WirkenGerman
- legado, número previoSpanish
- perintö, legaattiFinnish
- héritage, leg, système héritéFrench
- eredità, lascitoItalian
- arv, legatNorwegian
- erfenis, erfgoedDutch
- arv, foreldetNorwegian
- spadek, dziedzictwo, spuściznaPolish
- наследие, наследствоRussian
- eritaedje, eritanceWalloon
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