a public holiday established by law, during which certain work, government business, etc., is restricted.
Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
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Which of the following bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby legal holiday
Origin of legal holiday
An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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British Dictionary definitions for legal holiday
US any of several weekdays which are observed as national holidaysAlso called (Canadian): statutory holiday Brit equivalent: bank holiday
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