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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlegacyleg‧a‧cy1 /ˈleɡəsi/ ●○○ noun (plural legacies) [countable]  1 RESULTsomething that happens or exists as a result of things that happened at an earlier timelegacy of The invasion left a legacy of hatred and fear.legacy from a legacy from the colonial period2 GIVEmoney or property that you receive from someone after they die syn inheritance She received a small legacy from her aunt.
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legacyThe house was a legacy from her aunt.But, as might, be expected, there is some negative legacy from the past in Doreen's adult experience.Further legislation followed, which could more reasonably be said to have united the hitherto disparate regimes of legacy and trust.This was an enormously significant legacy for all educators that followed.He is beginning, ever so slowly, to think about the legacy he has built for himself.A part of the legacy, however, ceases to bear interest.In the excavated tombs there, the legacy of Koguryo lives in the murals depicting warriors on horseback.Our Victorian legacy means that we have no access to the vocabulary of desire.legacy ofRacial tension in the country is a legacy of slavery.
legacylegacy2 adjective [only before noun]  1 a legacy system, piece of software etc is one that people continue to use, although more modern ones are available2 legacy dataFrom Longman Business Dictionarylegacyleg‧a‧cy1 /ˈlegəsi/ noun (plural legacies) [countable]1a situation that exists as a result of things that happened at an earlier timeHotels are in oversupply, a legacy of the last building boom.2LAW money or property that you receive from someone after they dieHis death would secure her a legacy.Many people want to leave a legacy to a charity they have supported all their lives. demonstrative legacy general legacy residuary legacylegacylegacy2 adjective [only before a noun]COMPUTING old and no longer sold, but still used by some peopleThe software offers automated integration with legacy systems.
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