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

    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.

  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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