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Definition of "legacy" []

  • Money or property bequeathed to another by will. (noun)
  • Something handed down from an ancestor or a predecessor or from the past: a legacy of religious freedom. See Synonyms at heritage. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "legacy" in a sentence
  • "Sabre, back from college after being enrolled in the study-abroad program, is upset his title legacy has been tarnished by a woman."
  • "How can the term legacy be used for a man who supported the murder of 49 million babies since"
  • "Either way, the legacy is a troubling one: he was, in one reading, willing to sell (or at least lease) his faith for political porridge, or he really believed his private beliefs could be quarantined from his political actions (Mario Cuomo, anyone?)."