Legacy – 1. An amount of money or property left to someone in a will 2. anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor
The leg you could see (legacy) was passed down to her in a will; it also had money on it.
Examples of legacy in a sentence (An amount of money or property left to someone in a will)
They were all shocked at the legacy left behind by their estranged uncle.
He hoped to have the house refurbishment finished soon so he could leave it as a legacy for his children.
She had such a poor relationship with her grandfather that he made sure she wouldn't receive any of his legacy.
Examples of legacy in a sentence (anything from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor)
The family's legacy of strong military leaders was difficult to live up to.
Their ancestor's surname and the reputation it carried was a very important legacy for them to maintain.
When she took over as CEO, the only legacy she received from her predecessor was a mountain of debt.