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Definition of legend:

  1. A story respecting saints; especially, one of a marvelous nature.
  2. An inscription, motto, or title, esp. one surrounding the field in a medal or coin, or placed upon an heraldic shield or beneath an engraving or illustration.
  3. Any wonderful story coming down from the past, but not verifiable by historical record; a myth; a fable.
  4. That which is appointed to be read; especially, a chronicle or register of the lives of saints, formerly read at matins, and in the refectories of religious houses.
  5. To tell or narrate, as a legend.

Synonyms:

motto, tradition, religion, writing, lore, subtitle, apologue, belief, caption, fabrication, real, figment, fable, falsehood, knowledge, mythology, mythos, invention, folklore, title, inscription.

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