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Definitions for legacy
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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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Karthik Ganapathy:

    Today's toothless fracking rules are just the latest sign that' one step forward, two steps back' is beginning to cement as President Obama's historical legacy on climate change.

  2. Republican Rep. Jason Lewis:

    Another thing the media is ignoring that's the return of race riots in America, in Chicago, in Philadelphia, and all across the fruited plain, there is a racial war going on, remember when we interviewed Colin Flaherty, author of a White Girl Bleed A Lot, where Colin Flaherty documents, from Minneapolis to Portland to Miami to Philadelphia, the violent racial crime that's going on, and most of it black on white, but the media choose to ignore that as well. Now, no one can discount the horrible legacy of slavery. No one can discount the sin of America's past -- but the chances today, and I want to be clear about this, I know it's provocative, but I want to be clear -- the chances today of a gang of KKK members beating up a black kid are remote compared to the opposite. A gang of black on white crime.

  3. Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula:

    We paid money to a legacy project in the African Diaspora in the Caribbean.

  4. Tanya Washington:

    Our civic identity is civil rights and being an inclusive community and this is how we act? it happens everywhere but it hits a different tone in Atlanta than it would somewhere else that doesn't have that legacy.

  5. Tony Guzzi:

    The legacy of the battle is that Americans felt Jackson had saved them from the British. That launched the U.S. into an era of national pride, the big, important thing is it really changed the way Americans felt about their country. They were more confident about the permanency of the U.S., which was only a few decades old.

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