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ˈlɛg ə siLega·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bequest, legacynoun

    (law) a gift of personal property by will

Wiktionary

  1. legacynoun

    money or property bequeathed to someone in a will

    Etymology: From legacie, from legatia, from lēgātum, participle of lēgō.

  2. legacynoun

    Something inherited from a predecessor; a heritage

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

    Etymology: From legacie, from legatia, from lēgātum, participle of lēgō.

  3. legacynoun

    The descendant of an alumnus

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

    Etymology: From legacie, from legatia, from lēgātum, participle of lēgō.

  4. legacyadjective

    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

    Etymology: From legacie, from legatia, from lēgātum, participle of lēgō.

  5. legacyadjective

    left behind; old or no longer in active use

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

    Etymology: From legacie, from legatia, from lēgātum, participle of lēgō.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Legacynoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Legacynoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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

    Legacy is what lives on after one's demise.

    Emeasoba George

    Submitted by emeasoba_g on March 4, 2018  

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

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  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

Examples of Legacy in a Sentence

  1. Meghan McCain:

    My father's legacy is going to be talked about hundreds and hundreds of years. These people : Nothingburgers. Nobody is going to remember you.

  2. John Dowd:

    They got it wrong from beginning to end and hurt Tom Brady forever… This is always going to be part of his legacy I’m afraid.

  3. Penny Lee:

    While small businesses suffered, many large, legacy financial institutions refused to provide loans to businesses without existing relationships.

  4. Steve Warren:

    He was one of the most senior and experienced members of ISIL's financial network, and he was a legacy al Qaeda member.

  5. Geoffrey Greif:

    Think about what is the legacy you want to leave to your own children and family.

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