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Legend

1. A statement, often on a stock certificate, indicating the restrictions of ownership on the share. Many stocks do not have legends, but those that do usually place them directly on the certificate. Others include the legend on a separate document that is traded along with the stock.

2. On a chart, an explanation of the symbols used. For example, given a candlestick chart, a legend may say that white candles represent trading days with gains and black candles represent trading days with losses.
References in classic literature ?
They have a legend here that when a ship is lost bells are heard out at sea.
Matthew and his bride spent many peaceful years, and were fond of telling the legend of the Great Carbuncle.
When the first poet or romancer told these marvellous legends (such is Eustace Bright's opinion), it was still the Golden Age.
I don't propose to tell you all the legends of Mercia, or even to make a selection of them.
Well," muttered Father Brown, blinking, "here is the legend of the Spaniard plain enough.
In a thousand no denizen of this valley has ever left it, and within the memory of man, or even in their legends, none had found them prior to my coming other than a single warlike giant, the story of whom has been handed down from father to son.
This is Wayland Smith's cave, a place of classic fame now; but as Sir Walter has touched it, I may as well let it alone, and refer you to "Kenilworth" for the legend.
Nevertheless, that legend has stuck in my mind, and sunflower-bordered roads always seem to me the roads to freedom.
In how many families do you hear the legend that all the goodness and graces of the living are nothing to the peculiar charms of one who is not.
The birds go soaring past, The beasts avoid it; for the legend runs -- Told by the crook'd custodian of the place -- Of some old battle-field.
But the great legend of the Mediterranean, the legend of traditional song and grave history, lives, fascinating and immortal, in our minds.
You must efface either the two sirens or the legend, without which I forbid the exhibition of the sign.