Pronunciation: (leg'u-sē), [key]
1. Law.a gift of property, esp. personal property, as money, by will; a bequest.
2. anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor: the legacy of ancient Rome.
3. Obs.the office, function, or commission of a legate.
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