legacy


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any special privilege accorded a firstborn

something immaterial, as a style or philosophy, that is passed from one generation to another

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(law) a gift of personal property by will

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She waited a little to get the announcement of the legacy well settled in her mind-- and then she said quietly, 'Master Henry, who gives me that money, if you please?
Her opinion of the man who had deceived and deserted her mistress remained the same opinion still, perfectly undisturbed by the passing circumstance of the legacy.
Betteredge," he said, "we must face the question of the Colonel's motive in leaving this legacy to his niece, for my aunt's sake.
Colonel Herncastle knew my lady well enough to know that she would have refused to accept any legacy that came to her from HIM.
When Flora returned, she explained that her legacy was a clever old lady, but was sometimes a little singular, and 'took dislikes'-- peculiarities of which Flora seemed to be proud rather than otherwise.
I could ascertain nothing in relation to it, except that the bequest was accompanied by some cynical remarks, to the effect that the testator would feel happy if his legacy were instrumental in reviving the dormant interest of only one member of Doctor Softly's family in the fortunes of the hopeful young gentleman who had run away from home.
Here was my sister's handsome legacy made dependent on my outliving my grandmother
The legacy of a part would dishonor you and offend the king.
Five thousand pounds, free of legacy duty, was the sum, sir, which your father's grateful regard promised me in his will," she said, quietly.
I give and bequeath to Madame Virginie Lecompte (widow of Professor Lecompt e, late of Zurich) the sum of Five Thousand Pounds, free of Legacy Duty.
Now the wealth did not weigh on me: now it was not a mere bequest of coin,--it was a legacy of life, hope, enjoyment.
Strutt's, the vague "something" having been defined as a legacy from his father of eighty-two pounds, three shillings.
After my mother's death, all was to come to me except a legacy of three hundred pounds that I was then to pay my brother.
But first, as I may be depriving you both of a legacy, it is just that I should tell you what I mean to say.
Important matters relating to a legacy had kept him for several years in the United States, where he had continued the work begun by him in France, whither he had returned in possession of a large fortune.