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Dictionary Definition

legacy n : (law) a gift of personal property by will [syn: bequest]

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Pronunciation

Etymology

From legacie, from legatia < lēgātum, participle of lēgō.

Noun

  1. money or property bequeathed to someone in a will
  2. Something inherited from a predecessor; a heritage
    John Muir left as his legacy an enduring spirit of respect for the environment.
  3. The descendant of an alumnus
    Because she was a legacy, her mother's sorority rushed her.

Translations

money or property bequeathed to someone in a will
Something inherited from a predecessor; a heritage
The descendant of an alumnus

Adjective

legacy
  1. 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
  2. left behind; old or no longer in active use
    They expect it to take years to process and import all the legacy data.

Extensive Definition

Legacy or legacies may refer to:

Buildings

Comics

Computers

Education

  • Legacy preferences, favorable consideration of an applicant for a school that was attended by his/her parent.

Environment

Films

Gaming

Law

  • Legacy, a gift given to someone after death through a Will (law).

Literature

Music

Organizations

Sports

  • San Francisco Legacy, the last original franchise of the National Women's Basketball League
  • Virginia Legacy, a soccer team in the United States
  • Legacy Trust UK, a consortium associated with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Television

Transportation

legacy in German: Legacy
legacy in Italian: Legacy
legacy in Dutch: Legacy
legacy in Japanese: レガシー
legacy in Portuguese: Legacy

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