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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Leg·a·cy n.; pl. Legacies
 1. A gift of property by will, esp. of money or personal property; a bequest. Also Fig.; as, a legacy of dishonor or disease.
 2. A business with which one is intrusted by another; a commission; -- obsolete, except in the phrases last legacy, dying legacy, and the like.
    My legacy and message wherefore I am sent into the world.   --Tyndale.
    He came and told his legacy.   --Chapman.
 Legacy duty, a tax paid to government on legacies. --Wharton.
 Legacy hunter, one who flatters and courts any one for the sake of a legacy.