Legacy

Definition of Legacy

Leg´a`cy   Pronunciation: lĕg´å`sŷ
n.1.A gift of property by will, esp. of money or personal property; a bequest. Also Fig.; as, a legacy of dishonor or disease.
2.A business with which one is intrusted by another; a commission; - obsolete, except in the phrases last legacy, dying legacy, and the like.
My legacy and message wherefore I am sent into the world.
- Tyndale.
He came and told his legacy.
- Chapman.
Legacy duty
a tax paid to government on legacies.
Legacy hunter
one who flatters and courts any one for the sake of a legacy.
- Wharton.

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