bank holiday

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  1. a weekday on which banks are closed by law; legal holiday.
  2. British. a secular day on which banks are closed, obligations then falling due being performable on the following secular day.

Origin of bank holiday

First recorded in 1870–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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bank holiday

  1. (in Britain) any of several weekdays on which banks are closed by law and which are observed as national holidays
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