A legacy of religious freedom.
An example of legacy is family property that has been handed down for generations.
An example of legacy is the filing system of a previous secretary at your new job.
An example of a legacy is a college student who applies to Harvard because his grandfather and father both went there.
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)."
Legacy files in the old e-mail system.
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 lÄ“gÄtum, participle of lÄ“gÅ.