(Latin: suffix; state, quality, condition, or act of; forming nouns)
2. The state of not having any or enough education: Jim was told that the mistakes he makes in writing or speaking are the results his illiteracy.
2. Freedom from intermediate or intervening agency; direct relation or connexion; directness; such as, "The immediacy of live-television news coverage."
2. A lack of competence; insufficiency.
2. A ruling body or order of criminals; a government run by thieves; a nation ruled by this kind of government.
2. Something handed down from an ancestor or a predecessor or from the past: In some places, people have received a legacy of religious freedom.
The Ionic style of architecture that exists in some places is a legacy that has been inherited from ancient Greece.
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2. The condition of being in accordance with law or principle. Now often, with respect to a sovereign's title, in a narrower sense: The fact of being derived by regular descent; occasionally the principle of lineal succession to the throne, as a political doctrine.
3. Conformity to rules or principles; that which is legal.
2. The understanding of written material or the skill in communicating clearly with words that are produced with words composed of letters.
In legal use, such mental unsoundness that interferes with civil rights or transactions. Also, a fit or attack of such insanity.2. It is now considered an offensive term for any psychiatric disorder that rendered patients legally incompetent and required them to be taken into care.
This term was supposedly never used by physicians in medical or psychiatric contexts.3. Now, it is considered to be an unintelligent, inconsiderate, or misguided behavior, or an example of it.
4. A foolish act.
2. Any community, society, or social group that is based on matriarchy.
3. Any form of organization or government where women have power.