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noun [countable] legacy pronunciation in British English /ˈleɡəsi/
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plurallegacies

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  1. 1
    money or property that you arrange for someone to have after you die
    My grandmother died and left me a small legacy.
  2. 2
    something such as a tradition or problem that exists as a result of something that happened in the past
    legacy of: The war left an enduring legacy of bitterness and suspicion.
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    1. a.
      something that someone has achieved that continues to exist after they stop working or die
      Perhaps her most important legacy was her programme of educational reform.
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  3. 3
    the principle that a thing which exists as a result of something that happened in the past can later be used in a different way
    It is not too late to create a genuine Olympics legacy, but many opportunities have already been missed.
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  4. 4
    [usually before a noun] still used although it is no longer the most modern or advanced, because it would be very expensive or difficult to replace
    legacy software/application/media
    UK banks have legacy systems that have been in place for decades.

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