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legacy

noun [C] uk   /ˈleɡ.ə.si/ us  
C2 money or property that you receive from someone after they die: An elderly cousin had left her a small legacy.C2 something that is a part of your history or that remains from an earlier time: The Greeks have a rich legacy of literature. The war has left a legacy of hatred.
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