legal holiday

legal holiday
authorized by law and limiting work or official business (Freq. 2)
Hypernyms: ↑holiday

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noun, pl ⋯ -days [count]
US : a public holiday recognized by law — called also (Brit) bank holiday

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ˌlegal ˈholiday [legal holiday] noun
(in the US) a public holiday that is fixed by law

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