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leg·a·cy

legacy

 
 
pronunciation:
le g si
part of speech: noun
inflections: legacies
definition 1: money, property, or other goods left to someone in a will.
Part of her legacy was her grandmother's jewelry.
 
synonyms:
estate, inheritance
definition 2: anything that is passed down from ancestors or someone who came before.
Honesty between a wife and husband will be a useful legacy for their children.
synonyms:
heritage, tradition
similar words:
birthright, heirloom