legacy

legacy
I. legacy leg‧a‧cy 1 [ˈlegəsi] noun legacies PLURALFORM [countable]
1. a situation that exists as a result of things that happened at an earlier time:

• Hotels are in oversupply, a legacy of the last building boom.

2. LAW money or property that you receive from someone after they die:

• His death would secure her a legacy.

• Many people want to leave a legacy to a charity they have supported all their lives.

deˌmonstrative ˈlegacy LAW
a legacy that comes from a particular amount of money or group of things that has been left
ˌgeneral ˈlegacy LAW
a legacy that does not come from a particular amount of money or group of things that has been left
reˌsiduary ˈlegacy LAW
a legacy that consists of all the money and property that remains after other amounts of money or pieces of property have been given to others
  [m0] II. legacy legacy 2 adjective [only before a noun] COMPUTING
old and no longer sold, but still used by some people:

• The software offers automated integration with legacy systems.

* * *

Ⅰ.
legacy UK US /ˈlegəsi/ noun [C] (plural legacies)
a situation that has developed as a result of past actions and decisions: legacy of sth »

The policies of the last ten years are responsible for the legacy of huge consumer debt.

»

The President's greatest legacy was the message he always gave that humans can improve their lives if they try.

»

The success of the Olympic Games left a lasting legacy of benefit to the city.

LAW money or property that a person or organization receives from someone who has died: »

Many people want to leave a legacy to a charity they have supported all their lives.

See also DEMONSTRATIVE LEGACY(Cf. ↑demonstrative legacy), GENERAL LEGACY(Cf. ↑general legacy), RESIDUARY LEGACY(Cf. ↑residuary legacy)
Ⅱ.
legacy UK US /ˈleɡəsi/ adjective [before noun]
a legacy product or system is one that is no longer available to buy or no longer used very often, but that is still used by some people or companies: »

legacy computer/information systems


Financial and business terms. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать реферат
Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • legacy — leg·a·cy / le gə sē/ n pl cies [Medieval Latin legatio, from Latin legare to bequeath]: a gift of property by will; specif: a gift of personal property by will: bequest see also ademption compare devise conjoint leg …   Law dictionary

  • Legacy — or legacies may refer to:Buildings* Legacy Tower, a Skyscraper under construction in Chicago * Legacy Village, an outdoor shopping complex in Lyndhurst, OhioComics* Legacy (heroclix), the fourth DC Heroclix set produced by Wizkids * Legacy Virus …   Wikipedia

  • Legacy — Leg a*cy (l[e^]g [.a]*s[y^]), n.; pl. {Legacies} ( s[i^]z). [L. (assumed) legatia, for legatum, from legare to appoint by last will, to bequeath as a legacy, to depute: cf. OF. legat legacy. See {Legate}.] 1. A gift of property by will, esp. of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Legacy — (englisch Erbe) bezeichnet: ein deutschsprachiges Musikmagazin, Legacy (Musikmagazin) in der Wirtschaftsinformatik eine historisch gewachsene Anwendung, siehe Legacy System Subaru Legacy, ein Mittelklasseauto einen amerikanischen Film aus dem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Legacy — (Сульмона,Италия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Vico Dell Ospedale 54, 67039 Сульмона, Италия …   Каталог отелей

  • Legacy —   [dt. »Vermächtnis«] die, ältere Datenbestände, die möglicherweise nicht mehr problemlos genutzt werden können, weil neue Programme, ein neues Betriebssystem oder ein neues Computersystem eingeführt wurden. Legacy wird auch generell als… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • legacy — late 14c., body of persons sent on a mission, from O.Fr. legatie legate s office, from M.L. legatia, from L. legatus ambassador, envoy, noun use of pp. of legare appoint by a last will, send as a legate (see LEGATE (Cf. legate)). Sense of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • legacy — [n] inheritance, heritage bequest, birthright, devise, endowment, estate, gift, heirloom, throwback, tradition; concepts 337,710 …   New thesaurus

  • legacy — ► NOUN (pl. legacies) 1) an amount of money or property left to someone in a will. 2) something handed down by a predecessor. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of computer hardware or software) that has been superseded but is difficult to replace because of its… …   English terms dictionary

  • legacy — [leg′ə sē] n. pl. legacies [ME legacie < OFr < ML legatia < L legatus: see LEGATE] 1. money or property left to someone by a will; bequest 2. anything handed down from, or as from, an ancestor ☆ 3. a student applying or admitted to a… …   English World dictionary

  • legacy — A disposition of personalty by will. A bequest. In a technical sense and strictly construed, legacy is a gift or bequest by will of personal property, whereas a devise is a testamentary disposition of real estate, but such distinction will not be …   Black's law dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”