legatary

noun
leg·​a·​tary | \ ˈlegəˌterē \
plural -es

Definition of legatary

 (Entry 1 of 2)

archaic
: legatee the benevolence of the testator towards the legatary— George Wythe

legatary

adjective
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Definition of legatary (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to a legacy

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History and Etymology for legatary

Noun

Latin legatarius, from legatus (past participle of legare to bequeath) + -arius -ary

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“Legatary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legatary. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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