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Legacy meaning

legacy - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. A gift of property by will, esp. of money or personal property; a bequest. Also Fig.; as, a legacy of dishonor or disease.
  2. 2. An outdated legal word meaning personal property left by a will. The more common term for this type of property is bequest. Compare devise.
  3. 3. A business with which one is intrusted by another; a commission; - obsolete, except in the phrases last legacy, dying legacy, and the like.
  4. 4. A bequest.

legacy - examples of usage

  1. The other twenty instalments made up the amount of the legacy that came to her at his death. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. But she had long since ceased to think about the legacy. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. Of course William would allow her to accept the legacy. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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