Definition of legatary in English:

legatary

(also legatory)

noun

  • A person to whom a bequest is left; a legatee.

adjective

  • Of or relating to a bequest; of the nature of a bequest.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Record's Grounde of Artes. As noun from classical Latin lēgātārius (in post-classical Latin also legatorius) recipient of a legacy, legatee from lēgātum + -ārius.

Pronunciation

legatary

/ˈlɛɡət(ə)ri/