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legal holiday

noun [C]
 
 
US an official public holiday when businesses are closed: Monday was Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in the District of Columbia. → Compare bank holiday
LAW a day on which courts of law are closed: The judge said he would consider investigating the case during the legal holidays if the situation was serious enough.
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