noun (plural legacies)
- 1An amount of money or property left to someone in a will.More example sentences
- Bentham tells the family that they are about to inherit a legacy from a relative.
- They have income from legacies or property sales, and they will take in a lot from collections.
- Partnerships will bring you wealth and success and you may inherit a legacy.
- 1.1A thing handed down by a predecessor: the legacy of centuries of neglectMore example sentences
- The original was cool, but this one tries with unsuccessful results to live up to the legacy of its predecessor.
- Many have commented on how the lasting divisions on the sub-continent are partly a legacy of British colonialism.
- One of the major themes of the book is the ongoing legacy of colonialism.
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- Denoting software or hardware that has been superseded but is difficult to replace because of its wide use.More example sentences
- Then new projects that could have gone with the legacy platform start going to the new one.
- None of these legacy ports are able to handle the high bandwidth peripherals of today.
- The legacy server may reside on a different machine and is the third tier in our architecture.
late Middle English (also denoting the function or office of a deputy, especially a papal legate): from Old French legacie, from medieval Latin legatia 'legateship', from legatus 'person delegated' (see legate).