Definitions for legacy
ˈlɛg ə silega·cy
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word legacy.
(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.
Etymology: From legacie, from legatia, from lēgātum, participle of lēgō.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Legacy is a particular thing given by last will and testament. John Cowell
Etymology: legatum, Latin.
If there be no such thing apparent upon record, they do as if one should demand a legacy by force and virtue of some written testament, wherein there being no such thing specified, he pleadeth that there it must needs be, and bringeth arguments from the love or good-will which always the testator bore him; imagining, that these, or the like proofs, will convict a testament to have that in it, which other men can no-where by reading find. Richard Hooker, b. iii.
Go you to Cæsar’s house;
Fetch the will hither, and we shall determine
How to cut off some charge in legacies. William Shakespeare, J. Cæsar.
Good counsel is the best legacy a father can leave a child. Roger L'Estrange, Fables.
When he thought you gone
T’ augment the number of the bless’d above,
He deem’d ’em legacies of royal love;
Nor arm’d, his brothers portions to invade,
But to defend the present you had made. Dryden.
When the heir of this vast treasure knew,
How large a legacy was left to you,
He wisely ty’d it to the crown again. Dryden.
Leave to thy children tumult, strife, and war,
Portions of toil, and legacies of care. Matthew Prior.
"The Legacy is the fourth single by American rock band Black Veil Brides, and the second single from their second album Set the World on Fire. It was leaked on YouTube May 29 from an online radio site. It is also their first charting single, peaking at #28 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The song is about the band leaving a legacy that will change the world. As lead vocalist Andy put it, "In life, everyone wants to leave a legacy. This song is about when we first started touring together as a band and the absolute love and devotion we have received from the BVB Army. Together we have created something amazing. This will be our Legacy."
Legacy can be defined as something that is handed down or inherited from the past, typically from one generation to another. It represents a result or consequence of past actions, achievements, or contributions that continue to have significance or impact into the present and future. It can pertain to a wide range of areas, such as traditions, culture, property, reputation, achievements, or ideals.
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
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.]
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.]
Legacy is what lives on after one's demise.
Submitted by emeasoba_g on March 4, 2018
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Legacy is ranked #42937 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Legacy surname appeared 504 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Legacy.
92.8% or 468 total occurrences were White.
2.1% or 11 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.9% or 10 total occurrences were Black.
1.1% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
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
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
Do not forget that the greatest legacy that you can give your children is faith. Cherish it to make sure is not lost, to make it grow and to leave it as a legacy.
I feel her presence out there, shes as competitive as I am and supported what we did and all those kids. Thats the kind of legacy that keeps you going. I dont want to let her down, either, and her legacy. Ive never seen anybody fight as hard as she fought the last two years. If Im feeling sorry for myself or being lazy, Ive got to live up to her legacy.
The legacy of Democrats and Republicans approaches Libertarianism by bankruptcy.
We think legacy is like a balloon being inflated and so we expect to see the results. Truthfully, legacy is more like the air going into the balloon, whether we witness the outcome or not, lives are being touched.
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Translations for legacy
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- Wirken, ErbeGerman
- legado, número previoSpanish
- legaatti, perintöFinnish
- système hérité, leg, héritageFrench
- lascito, ereditàItalian
- legat, arvNorwegian
- erfenis, erfgoedDutch
- arv, foreldetNorwegian
- spuścizna, dziedzictwo, spadekPolish
- наследие, наследствоRussian
- di sảnVietnamese
- eritance, eritaedjeWalloon
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