The definition of legacy is something that is passed on to you from family, including reputation.(noun)
An example of legacy is family property that has been handed down for generations.
Legacy is defined as having had a family member attend a university before you.(noun)
An example of a legacy is a college student who applies to Harvard because his grandfather and father both went there.
Legacy means an older style or system.(adjective)
An example of legacy is the filing system of a previous secretary at your new job.
See legacy in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. legacies
Origin: ME legacie < OFr < ML legatia < L legatus: see legate
See legacy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. leg·a·cies
Origin: Middle English legacie, office of a deputy
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Medieval Latin lēgātia
Origin: , from Latin lēgātus
Origin: , past participle of lēgāre, to depute, bequeath; see leg- in Indo-European roots.
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