noun, plural leg·a·cies.
Origin of legacy
Examples from the Web for legacies
Second presidential terms are about policies, but they are also about legacies.Obama’s Shocking Success on Judgeships Overturns Conventional Wisdom|David Fontana|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And as far as the GOP donor class goes, can you say legacies?
His predecessors have almost all died of natural causes, leaving their legacies for others to shape.
They took control of their legacies, but they also took ownership of their images.Ann Romney’s Political Style on Mitt Romney’s Republican Campaign by Robin Givhan|Robin Givhan|August 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Designers hew to their legacies for fall lines, while Armani argues against his reputation for elegance.Milan Fashion Week’s Big Finale: Versace and Dolce & Gabbana Wow, While Armani Falls Short|Robin Givhan|February 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Legacies, for some obscure and illogical cause, do modify attitudes towards marriages.The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories|Arnold Bennett
These legacies accepted, he left all that he possessed, without fetter or condition, to his nephew.Barren Honour: A Novel|George A. Lawrence
But these legacies had not been paid because there was no money with which to pay them.The Mystery of the Downs|John R. Watson
With these legacies of devout souls, it seems to me, the little volume herewith presented is not wholly unworthy of a place.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)|John Greenleaf Whittier
The boy and the wench could understand nothing but about their legacies.The Visions of Dom Francisco de Quevedo Villegas|Dom Francisco de Quevedo
British Dictionary definitions for legacies
noun plural -cies
Word Origin for legacy
Word Origin and History for legacies
late 14c., "body of persons sent on a mission," from Old French legatie "legate's office," from Medieval Latin legatia, from Latin legatus "ambassador, envoy," noun use of past participle of legare "appoint by a last will, send as a legate" (see legate). Sense of "property left by will" appeared in Scottish mid-15c.