Definitions

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  • n. A legatee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A legatee.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of a legacy.
  • n. One to whom a legacy is bequeathed; a legatee.

Etymologies

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Latin legatarius, from legaturius enjoined by a last will: compare French légataire. See legacy.

Examples

  • From Aimens we cross to Great Britain, and find again the consolations of English speech, the traditions we reverence, the institutions we cherish and the gods we worship and feel, if we do not understand, the silent moving of those mighty forces which make the British Empire the legatary trustee of mankind.

    Australia As I Saw It

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