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legacy

Informatics
Referring to a computer system with an expired tenure which left behind a “legacy”—usually negative.
References in classic literature ?
You have had a legacy left you of a hundred pounds.'
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?'
"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.
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.
"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.
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.