1.money or property that you receive from someone after they die [lo]
A legacy is money or property which someone leaves to you when they die. [co]
1) adverse legacy
2) He left his son a legacy.
3) The Anglo-Saxons left an enduring legacy.
4) The style of architecture is a legacy from ancient Greece.
5) You could make a real difference to someone’s life by leaving them a generous legacy.
[lo] LONGMAN Advanced AMERICAN DICTIONARY
[co] Collins COBUILD English Dictionary