Meaning of legacy

leg•a•cy

Pronunciation: (leg'u-sē), [key]
— pl. -cies.
  1. a gift of property, esp. personal property, as money, by will; a bequest.
  2. anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor: the legacy of ancient Rome.
  3. the office, function, or commission of a legate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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