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English definition of “legacy”

legacy

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈleɡəsi/
SITUATION a situation that was caused by something from an earlier time: The war has left a legacy of hatred.Inheriting and bequeathing
MONEY money or buildings, etc that you receive after someone dies: On the death of his father, he received a small legacy.Inheriting and bequeathing
(Definition of legacy from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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