legacy noun

1 money/property

ADJ. generous, large | small

VERB + LEGACY bequeath (sb), leave (sb) | get, receive He received a large legacy from his uncle.

PREP. in a/the ~ She left her the money in a legacy. | ~ from a legacy from my old teacher

PHRASES heir to a legacy She is the heir to a legacy of £1 million.

2 result of previous events

ADJ. enduring | historical These problems have arisen as a result of historical legacies. | bitter, grim

VERB + LEGACY bequeath (sb), leave (sb), leave behind the enduring legacy bequeathed by the war years

PREP. ~ from Such attitudes are a legacy from colonial times.