Synonyms for legacy

Grammar : Noun
Spell : leg-uh-see
Phonetic Transcription : ˈlɛg ə si

Définition of legacy

Origin :
  • late 14c., "body of persons sent on a mission," from Old French legatie "legate's office," from Medieval Latin legatia, from Latin legatus "ambassador, envoy," noun use of past participle of legare "appoint by a last will, send as a legate" (see legate). Sense of "property left by will" appeared in Scottish mid-15c.
  • noun inheritance, heritage
Example sentences :
  • He came more and more to feel that Raby was a legacy left by Hetty to him.
  • Extract from : « Hetty's Strange History » by Anonymous
  • The cheque was returned, the legacy refused, the writer being in no need of money.
  • Extract from : « Howards End » by E. M. Forster
  • He had had several talks with Bradley and with her about her legacy from Judge Knowles.
  • Extract from : « Fair Harbor » by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • He told of the lawyer's letter, omitting for the present the news of the legacy.
  • Extract from : « Cap'n Dan's Daughter » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • And then, in this December of the year 1910, fell as from a clear sky the legacy of a grandson.
  • Extract from : « The Portygee » by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • "The lawyer who has charge of this legacy is my friend and comrade," he said, after a moment's silence.
  • Extract from : « A Son of Hagar » by Sir Hall Caine
  • And to each of these executors he left a legacy of ten thousand dollars.
  • Extract from : « Victor's Triumph » by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • But, Geoffrey, you won't refuse to accept a legacy from me when I am dead.
  • Extract from : « The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2 » by Various
  • If you'll forgive me, Geoff, I'll be content—only promise that you'll accept my legacy.
  • Extract from : « The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2 » by Various
  • The legacy and the legatee have proved equally unsubstantial.
  • Extract from : « Six Letters From the Colonies » by Robert Seaton

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