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legacy (plural legacies)
- (law) Money or property bequeathed to someone in a will.
- Something inherited from a predecessor; a heritage.
- John Muir left as his legacy an enduring spirit of respect for the environment.
- (university and society admissions) The descendant of an alumnus.
money or property bequeathed to someone in a will
something inherited from a predecessor; a heritage
the descendant of an alumnus
- (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.
- 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)."
aging computer system
left behind, old or no longer in active use