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English definition of “specific legacy”

specific legacy

noun [C]     LAW
a particular named object or asset that is given to someone out of the general assets of someone who has died: He added a codicil to his will giving specific legacies of €10,000 to each of his children. → Compare general legacy
(Definition of specific legacy noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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