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Definitioncoming from the past or left to the future — especially a gift left in a will
- He accepted, from his sister's stock of ready money, a small sum on account of his legacy; barely enough, I should have thought, to keep him for a month.Chapters 31-33 (60% in)
- Taking the management of Peggotty's affairs into my own hands, with no little pride, I proved the will, and came to a settlement with the Legacy Duty-office, and took her to the Bank, and soon got everything into an orderly train.Chapters 31-33 (66% in)
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