legacy definition

  • noun:
    • cash or residential property bequeathed to some other by will.
    • anything passed from an ancestor or a predecessor or from last: a legacy of religious freedom. See Synonyms at heritage.
    • cash or residential property bequeathed to someone in a will
    • Something inherited from a predecessor; a heritage
    • The descendant of an alumnus
    • something special of property by might, esp. of money or personal home; a bequest. In addition Fig..
    • a company with which one is intrusted by another; a commission; -- obsolete, except when you look at the expressions last legacy, dying legacy, and the like.
    • Money or any other residential property left through will; a bequest; specifically, a gift of personalty by will as distinguished from a devise or gift of realty.
    • any such thing bequeathed or passed by an ancestor or a predecessor.
    • a small business which has gotten from another to perform; a commission; an errand.
    • Legation; embassy.
    • (legislation) a gift of individual home by will
  • adjective:
    • of a pc system that is in-service for many years hence a small business still relies upon, though it has become pricey or tough to preserve
    • left out; old or no longer in active usage
  • others:
    • To bequeath; assign as a legacy.
    • to go out of a legacy to.

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