noun, plural leg·a·cies.
Origin of legacy
Examples from the Web for legacy
Unfortunately, this is more about protecting the legacy of a ‘great man.’
I don't know why or who's doing it, but it's the legacy…and it's a legacy that is so important to the culture.
The TVA, a federally owned and chartered electric power provider, is a New Deal legacy just like Social Security.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern|Lloyd Green|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
With the midterm elections safely in the rearview mirror, Obama is on legacy patrol.
But at 45, Branch died of a reported suicide, leaving behind family, friends and a legacy that goes beyond the beauty industry.Goodbye To A Natural Hair Guru: Miss Jessie's Cofounder Titi Branch Dead At 45|Danielle Belton|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Aunt Ottilie was old Takma's daughter: she was sure to get a legacy too.Old People and the Things That Pass|Louis Couperus
Jean, you must not keep this legacy which by to-morrow may have brought suspicion and dishonor on our mother.The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII.|Guy de Maupassant
Burlingame had said nothing about the letter from the late Michael Turley's kinsman in Montreal and the question of the legacy.Wild Youth, Volume Complete|Gilbert Parker
Next day the news of the legacy was common property, and Aunt Tildy had been an inmate at Todd's ever since.
To you it's probably better to be a rich slaver living off the legacy of a Degrader than a penniless humanitarian.The Lani People|J. F. Bone
British Dictionary definitions for legacy
noun plural -cies
Word Origin for legacy
Word Origin and History for legacy
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.