What does legacy mean?

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ˈlɛg ə silega·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bequest, legacy(noun)

    (law) a gift of personal property by will

Wiktionary

  1. legacy(Noun)

    money or property bequeathed to someone in a will

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

  2. legacy(Noun)

    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. legacy(Noun)

    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. 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

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

  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.

    Etymology: 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

    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. 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

    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  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    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. Eric Schmidt:

    After 18 years of board (meetings), I'm following coach Bill Campbell's legacy & helping the next generation of talent to serve.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    In terms of your legacy, Ady Barkan, I think it will be very clear that even with the terrible illness that you're struggling with right now, that you didn't give up, that you understood that, especially given your illness, that you could play a significant in rallying the American people toward a sane and humane health care system, and I think you will be remembered in very, very wonderful ways as a man of great courage in doing that.

  3. Abraham Foxman:

    The President feels very strongly on this -- this is his legacy. And he's using every weapon in the arsenal he's got, but some of the arrows in his quiver might land in the wrong place.

  4. Ralph Macchio:

    I always felt the legacy of the film, I was very protective of it. I was very protective of the character and felt it was easier and smarter to let the legacy stand on its own and not attempt to go back to the well, but [' Cobra Kai' ] was a combination of the creators, writers and producers who had just a smart angle and vision for this show. They were the 11 and 12-year-old kids that saw the movie a thousand times and wanted to make the show that they wanted to see. I believe that they were the right guys to do it.

  5. Charlotte Laws:

    People take incredible risks when they have compulsions or obsessions, it seems he gambled it all -- his career and legacy --and he lost.

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