Learner's definition of LEGACY
1 : something (such as property or money) that is received from someone who has died 2 : something that happened in the past or that comes from someone in the past
He left his children a legacy of love and respect.
The war left a legacy of pain and suffering.
We discussed the country's legacy of slavery. [=the ways in which the country is still affected by slavery]
Her artistic legacy lives on through her children.