A legacy of religious freedom.
An example of legacy is family property that has been handed down for generations.
They expect it to take years to process and import all the legacy data.
A legacy number or legacy identifier means a number no longer in use (for a document, for example)."
An example of a legacy is a college student who applies to Harvard because his grandfather and father both went there.
An example of legacy is the filing system of a previous secretary at your new job.
Legacy files in the old e-mail system.
Other Word Forms
Origin of legacy
- Middle English legacie office of a deputy from Old French from Medieval Latin lēgātia from Latin lēgātus past participle of lēgāre to depute, bequeath leg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French legacie, from Medieval Latin legatia, from Latin lēgātum, participle of lēgō.