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legacy
American English: /ˈlɛɡəsi/
British English: /ˈlɛɡəsi/

Translation of legacy in Spanish:

noun plural -cies

  • 1.1 (Law) the cupboard is a legacy from the previous tenant
    al armario lo heredamos del inquilino anterior
    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.
    1.2 (of artist, government) (before noun) legacy system/business/software
    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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