legacy

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French legacie, from Medieval Latin legatia, from Latin lēgātum, participle of lēgō.

Noun[edit]

legacy (plural legacies)

  1. (law) money or property bequeathed to someone in a will
  2. Something inherited from a predecessor; a heritage
    John Muir left as his legacy an enduring spirit of respect for the environment.
  3. The descendant of an alumnus
    Because she was a legacy, her mother's sorority rushed her.

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Adjective[edit]

legacy

  1. (computing) of a computer system that has been in service for many years and that a business still relies upon, even though it is becoming expensive or difficult to maintain
  2. left behind; old or no longer in active use
    They expect it to take years to process and import all the legacy data.
    A legacy number or legacy identifier means a number no longer in use (for a document, for example)."

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