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Definition of legacy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. legacies)
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  1. 1money or property that is given to you by someone when they die synonym inheritance They each received a legacy of $5 ,000.
  2. 2a situation that exists now because of events, actions, etc. that took place in the past Future generations will be left with a legacy of pollution and destruction. The problems were made worse by the legacy of centuries of neglect.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: legacy

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