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leg·a·cy  audio  (lg-s) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. leg·a·cies
  1. Money or property bequeathed to another by will.
  2. Something handed down from an ancestor or a predecessor or from the past: a legacy of religious freedom. See Synonyms at heritage.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English legacie, office of a deputy, from Old French, from Medieval Latin lgtia, from Latin lgtus, past participle of lgre, to depute, bequeath; see leg- in Indo-European roots


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