Legacy vs Bequeathing - What's the difference?

legacy | bequeathing |


As a noun legacy

is (legal) money or property bequeathed to someone in a will.

As a adjective legacy

is (computing) of a computer system that has been in service for many years and that a business still relies upon, even though it is becoming expensive or difficult to maintain.

As a verb bequeathing is

(bequeath).

legacy

English

Noun

(legacies)
  • (legal) money or property bequeathed to someone in a will
  • Something inherited from a predecessor; a heritage
  • left as his legacy an enduring spirit of respect for the environment.
  • The descendant of an alumnus
  • Because she was a legacy , her mother's sorority rushed her.

    Adjective

    (head)
  • (computing) of a computer system that has been in service for many years and that a business still relies upon, even though it is becoming expensive or difficult to maintain
  • left behind; old or no longer in active use
  • They expect it to take years to process and import all the legacy data.
    ''A legacy number or legacy identifier means a number no longer in use (for a document, for example)."

    bequeathing

    English

    Verb

    (head)