legacy

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old French legacie, from Medieval Latin legatia, from Latin lēgātum.

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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. (university and society admissions) 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) (Can we verify(+) this sense?) 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. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) 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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