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legacy

leg·a·cy

legacy

 
 
pronunciation:
le g si
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: legacies
definition 1: money, property, or other goods left to someone in a will.
Her mother's jewelry came to her as a legacy.
 
synonyms:
bequeathal, bequest, estate, inheritance
similar words:
dower, patrimony, portion
definition 2: anything that is passed down or received from ancestors or from people who have come before.
These beloved traditions are part of our cultural legacy.
synonyms:
bequeathal, heritage, patrimony, tradition
similar words:
birthright, heirloom
definition 3: anything contributed or created by someone who is no longer living or active and which continues to be of influence or impact.
This esteemed university is the great legacy of its enlightened founder.The introduction of the term "rock 'n' roll" is part of the legacy of famous disc jockey Alan Freed.He was the son of the famed assassin, and his father's legacy haunted him all his life.
similar words:
contribution, gift, repute
definition 4: an enduring result of a past event.
The large number of orphans is a legacy of the war.
similar words:
vestige
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