legal holiday


noun

a public holiday established by law, during which certain work, government business, etc., is restricted.

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Origin of legal holiday

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70

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British Dictionary definitions for legal holiday

legal holiday

noun

US any of several weekdays which are observed as national holidaysAlso called (Canadian): statutory holiday Brit equivalent: bank holiday
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