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legacy,

bequest by willwill,
in law, document expressing the wishes of a person (known as a testator) concerning the disposition of her property after her death. If a person dies intestate, i.e.
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 of personal propertyproperty,
rights to the enjoyment of things of economic value, whether the enjoyment is exclusive or shared, present or prospective. The rightful possession of such rights is called ownership.
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, similar in many respects to a giftgift,
in law, voluntary transfer of property from one person to another without any compensation for it and without any obligation of an agreement or contract. The one who gives is the donor; the one who receives the gift, the donee.
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 causa mortis. A legacy ordinarily is distinguished from a devise, which transfers real property by will. The person who receives a legacy is called a legatee. Legacies are of various types. A specific legacy bequeaths a designated object, e.g., a named painting. A general legacy is a sum of money to be paid out of any assets of the estate. The residuary legacy is all of the deceased's personal property otherwise undistributed.

legacy

1. a gift by will, esp of money or personal property
2. something handed down or received from an ancestor or predecessor
3. surviving computer systems, hardware, or software

legacy

That which is handed down from a predecessor. In the computer field, it refers to the previous, major generation of hardware and/or software that continues to be used. See legacy application, legacy data, legacy card, legacy-free PC, legacy LAN, legacy network, legacy printer, legacy protocol and legacy system.
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Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester will join Legacy Australia in officially launching this year's Legacy Week at the Australian War Memorial and lay a wreath to acknowledge all families and reflect on the important role they play.
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