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bank holidaynoun [C]

uk   us   UK
an ​officialholiday when ​banks and most ​businesses are ​closed for a ​day
(Definition of bank holiday from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bank holidaynoun [C]

uk   us   UK
an ​officialpublicholiday when ​banks, schools, and many ​businesses are ​closed for the day: Is Good Friday a ​bankholiday? Our ​offices will be ​closed for the ​bankholiday. All our ​stores will be ​open on ​bankholiday Monday.
(Definition of bank holiday from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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