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1An amount of money or property left to someone in a will.‘my grandmother died and unexpectedly left me a small legacy’
bequest, inheritance, heritage, bequeathal, bestowal, benefaction, endowment, gift, patrimony, heirloom, settlement, birthright, provisionView synonyms
- ‘Funding comes from campaigns, bequests, legacies and the continuing generosity of Cantabrians.’
- ‘Outline the division of your estate giving details of cash legacies to friends or charities, bequests of specific property.’
- ‘The minster has always been funded by generous gifts and legacies.’
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- ‘Partnerships will bring you wealth and success and you may inherit a legacy.’
- ‘Bad inheritance planning can mean your legacy is eaten up by probate taxes, solicitor's fees and charges.’
- ‘The 8th shows gain from dowries, unexpected inheritances and legacies.’
- ‘Many of the large charities rely on legacies, which can cut inheritance tax bills.’
- ‘Bentham tells the family that they are about to inherit a legacy from a relative.’
- ‘Friends chairman David Meal said the cots had been bought with money from legacies, donations, and a very successful collection in December at Tesco at Askham Bar.’
- ‘This would generate 4,000 per year, to which would be added other gifts and legacies.’
- ‘However the opportunities to grant bequests, or to leave legacies and gifts are pre-empted.’
- ‘They have income from legacies or property sales, and they will take in a lot from collections.’
- ‘Most charities would claim that around 30 per cent of their income comes from the legacies - gifts - left by people in their will.’
- 1.1 Something left or handed down by a predecessor.‘the legacy of centuries of neglect’
consequence, effect, outcome, upshot, spin-off, repercussion, aftermath, footprint, by-product, product, resultView synonyms
- ‘Cemetery managers, like parishes, have inherited an unenviable legacy from past generations.’
- ‘Many have commented on how the lasting divisions on the sub-continent are partly a legacy of British colonialism.’
- ‘One of the legacies of these practices is the impact on the property market in the target areas.’
- ‘It is clear that the traits William has inherited from his mother are also reinforced from a legacy on his father's side too.’
- ‘Nicholson created something extraordinary but the custodians of the club have not done justice to his legacy.’
- ‘Its roots go back to colonial history and it is a legacy of European colonialism and modernity.’
- ‘The legacies of Prohibition were an increased level of alcohol consumption and flourishing organised crime.’
- ‘The modern consensus view is to judge the legacies of empire, especially of the modern European empires, very harshly.’
- ‘All of those things are lasting legacies and testaments to the man's hockey career.’
- ‘The war bestowed two valuable legacies on women.’
- ‘Some turned to alcohol or drugs to cope with their legacies of violence and shame.’
- ‘The real issue here is not public dental services, but flawed national health policy, and its legacy.’
- ‘And at this stage of his career, Oscar is looking for more than money: he's got his eye on his legacy.’
- ‘One of the major themes of the book is the ongoing legacy of colonialism.’
- ‘Groups in Scotland that have long campaigned to address the asbestos legacy have welcomed the legislation.’
- ‘If chimps and humans are both violent, they are likely to share a genetic legacy for violence with this ancestor.’
- ‘And their legacies continue to cause newcomers to pause before embarking down similar routes.’
- ‘The original was cool, but this one tries with unsuccessful results to live up to the legacy of its predecessor.’
- ‘I guess that he might have preferred more substantial legacies than these, but maybe they'll do just fine.’
- ‘Paradoxically her legacy was to remove any parental role in the provision of contraception for young people.’
Denoting or relating to software or hardware that has been superseded but is difficult to replace because of its wide use.
- ‘Then new projects that could have gone with the legacy platform start going to the new one.’
- ‘The legacy server may reside on a different machine and is the third tier in our architecture.’
- ‘Integration with legacy systems has been cited as a problem by over half of respondents.’
- ‘This meant that legacy applications would not be supported if companies moved to updated versions.’
- ‘None of these legacy ports are able to handle the high bandwidth peripherals of today.’
Late Middle English (also denoting the function or office of a deputy, especially a papal legate): from Old French legacie, from medieval Latin legatia ‘legateship’, from legatus ‘person delegated’ (see legate).
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