Legacy vs Dynasty - What's the difference?

legacy | dynasty |


As nouns the difference between legacy and dynasty

is that legacy is (legal) money or property bequeathed to someone in a will while dynasty is a series of rulers or dynasts from one family.

As an 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.

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)."

    dynasty

    English

    Noun

    (dynasties)
  • A series of rulers or dynasts from one family.
  • Derived terms

    * dynastic * dynastically