Definitions for Legacyˈlɛg ə si
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
leg•a•cyˈlɛg ə si(n.; adj.)(pl.)-cies
(n.)(in a will) a gift of property, esp. personal property, as money; bequest.
anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor.
Obs. the office, function, or commission of a legate.
a student at or applicant to a college that was attended by his or her parent.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(adj.)of or pertaining to old or outdated computer hardware, software, or data that, while still functional, does not work well with up-to-date systems.
Origin of legacy:
1325–75; ME legacie office of a deputy or legate < ML lēgātia. See legate , -acy
(law) a gift of personal property by will
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
legacy(noun)ˈlɛg ə si
sth from a previous time that has influence now
the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King's teachings; problems that are the legacy of three decades of conflict
legacyˈlɛg ə si
money or property sb leaves when they die
his grandfather's legacy
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
Translations for Legacy
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
something left in a will by someone who has died
He was left a legacy by his great-aunt.
- legadoPortuguese (BR)
- das VermächtnisGerman
- ماترک؛ میراثFarsi
- पैत्रिक सम्पत्ति, परम्परा में प्राप्तHindi
- novēlējums; mantojumsLatvian
- harta pusakaMalay
- zapis, spadek, dziedzictwoPolish
- ماترک؛ میراثPersian
- arv, testamentarisk gåvaSwedish
- miras, kalıtTurkish
- 遺贈物Chinese (Trad.)
- tài sản thừa kếVietnamese
- 遗赠物Chinese (Simp.)
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