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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LEGACY

He came more and more to feel that Raby was a legacy left by Hetty to him.

The cheque was returned, the legacy refused, the writer being in no need of money.

He had had several talks with Bradley and with her about her legacy from Judge Knowles.

He told of the lawyer's letter, omitting for the present the news of the legacy.

And then, in this December of the year 1910, fell as from a clear sky the legacy of a grandson.

"The lawyer who has charge of this legacy is my friend and comrade," he said, after a moment's silence.

And to each of these executors he left a legacy of ten thousand dollars.

But, Geoffrey, you won't refuse to accept a legacy from me when I am dead.

If you'll forgive me, Geoff, I'll be content—only promise that you'll accept my legacy.

The legacy and the legatee have proved equally unsubstantial.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "body of persons sent on a mission," from Old French legatie "legate's office," from Medieval Latin legatia, from Latin legatus "ambassador, envoy," noun use of past participle of legare "appoint by a last will, send as a legate" (see legate). Sense of "property left by will" appeared in Scottish mid-15c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LEGACY

allowance

nounamount of money or other supply
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