legacy

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈlɛgəsi/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈlɛgəsi/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(legə sē)


Inflections of 'legacy' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": legacies
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legacy

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [historic, family, permanent, enduring] legacy
  2. (has) left a lasting legacy
  3. the [American] legacy
  4. tarnished his personal legacy
  5. a blemish on her personal legacy
  6. is obsessed with his personal legacy
  7. is obsessed with leaving a legacy
  8. leave a legacy for the [family, future generation, town]
  9. live up to the legacy of
  10. the legacy left (to us) by [the Romans, George Washington]
  11. the legacy of [the Romans]
  12. a legacy of [war, genocide, pollution]
  13. his legacy lives on
  14. his legacy has been to [make, help, ensure]
n as adj
  1. legacy [rights, claims, laws]
  2. an [outdated, obsolete] legacy system
  3. the legacy system is [still in use, being phased out]
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