leg it run or walk quickly, hotfoot, hotfoot it, hightail, hightail it, Inf. skedaddle, Inf. vamoose.
legacy, n. 1. bequest, inheritance, patrimony, be-queathal, Law. dower, Law. will, Law. devise, Civil Law. fideicommissum, Law. reversion, Law. hereditament, Obs. dowry, Archaic, heritance; endowment, bestowal, dotation, disposition, gift, present, donation; heirloom, hand-me-down.
2. heritage, bequeathment, ancestry; history, past, background.
legal adj. 1. lawful, licit; constitutional, statutory, by the book; permissible, allowable, admissible; sanc-tionable, approvable, acceptable; warrantable, authorizable.
2. legitmate, SI. legit, vested, rightful, right, valid, sound, well-founded, Inf. kosher, Inf. O.K.; permitted, licensed, authorized, warranted, commissioned; enacted, statutable, ordained, prescribed, ordered, decreed, edicted, mandated.
3. judicial, judiciary, judicatory, juridical, jurisprudential, juristic, jurisdictive, forensic.
legality, n. 1. lawfulness, constitutionality, permissibleness, permissibility, admissibleness.
2. legitimacy, legalism, accordance with the law; rightfulness, validity, soundness.
legalize, v. 1. legitimize, legitimatize, codify, conform to the law, make acceptable; constitute, institute, formalize, establish, set up; enact, ordain, legislate, pass as law, enter into the books; confirm, ratify, bind. 2. authorize, warrant, license, certify, accredit, validate; invest, empower, enable, entitle, commission, depute; permit, allow, consent or subscribe to, agree to, vouchsafe; sanction, approve, give one's nod of approval, countenance, accept, Inf. O.K., Chiefly U.S. approbate.
legate, n. emissary, agent, envoy, attache, diplomat, ambassador, plenipotentiary; representative, commissioner, delegate, nuncio, internuncio, Rom. Cath. Ch. vicar; deputy, proxy, substitute; intermediary, go-between, middleman, mediator; messenger, courier, herald.
legatee, n. beneficiary, recipient, receiver, devisee, Law. reversioner; Both Law. executor, donee; heir, inheritor, heritor, heir apparent, heir at law, heiress, her-itress, inheritrix; coheir, coheiress, joint heir, Law. parcener; successor, Inf. next in line, follower.
legation, n. 1. embassy, delegation, deputation, representation, staff; ambassadors, envoys, emissaries, delegates, deputies; committee, subcommittee. 2. mission, commission, diplomatic establishment abroad.
legend, n. 1. tale, drama, romance, saga, epic, Inf. yarn, myth, tradition, old wives' tale; history, story, adventure, account, depiction, portrayal, representation, interpretation; recital, narrative, narration; fable, apologue, allegory, parable, moral, bestiary; nursery rhyme, fairy tale, ballad, rhyme, song.
2. inscription, dedication, motto, slogan, device; imprint, impression.
3. key, code, cipher, table of symbols.
legendary, adj. 1. fabled, storied, traditional,
mythical, mythic; chimerical, figmental, fanciful, imaginary, fantastic, fantastical, fabulous; heroic, superhuman, supernatural, marvelous, strange; visionary, dreamy, quixotic, extravagant, eidetic; romantic, idealistic, storybook, Cinderellaesque; fictitious, fictional, made-up, make-believe, invented.
2. celebrated, immortal, historical, famous, famed, renowned, well-known, prominent, Inf. big-name; illustrious, great, glorious, radiant, lustrous; honored, exalted, acclaimed, much-touted, popular, well-liked.