legacy

noun
1 money/property
VERB + LEGACY
bequeath (sb), leave (sb)
get, receive

He received a large legacy from his uncle.

PREPOSITION
in a/the legacy

She left her the money in a legacy.

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
ADJECTIVE
enduring, lasting
great, rich

His influence on younger musicians is perhaps his greatest legacy.

cultural, historical

These problems have arisen as a result of historical legacies.

bitter
VERB + LEGACY
bequeath (sb), leave (sb), leave behind

the enduring legacy bequeathed by the war years

create
continue, preserve

She said she would continue her father's legacy.

PREPOSITION
legacy from

Such attitudes are a legacy from colonial times.

legacy of

a great legacy of technical innovation


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