Meaning of “legacy” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /ˈleɡəsi/

a situation that was caused by something from an earlier time:

The war has left a legacy of hatred.

money or buildings, etc that you receive after someone dies:

On the death of his father, he received a small legacy.

(Definition of “legacy” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)