• IPA: /ˈlɛɡəsi/
  • (some US dialects) IPA: /ˈleɪɡəsi/

legacy (plural legacies)

  1. (legal) Money or property bequeathed to someone in a will.
  2. Something inherited from a predecessor or the past; 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.
  4. A piece of ones' history left behind for following generations to experience.
    "What is a legacy, it’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see." -Lin-Manuel Miranda, "Hamilton, An American Musical"
Translations Translations Adjective


  1. Left over from the past; no longer current.

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