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"legal holiday" in British English

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legal holidaynoun [C]

us  
( in the US) a ​day on which ​governmentoffices and many ​businesses are not ​open
(Definition of legal holiday from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"legal holiday" in American English

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legal holidaynoun [C]

 us   /ˈli·ɡəl ˈhɑl·ɪˌdeɪ/
a ​day on which ​governmentoffices and many ​businesses are not ​open
(Definition of legal holiday from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"legal holiday" in Business English

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legal holidaynoun [C]

uk   us  
US an ​officialpublicholiday when ​businesses are ​closed: Monday was Emancipation Day, a ​legalholiday in the District of Columbia.
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LAW a day on which ​courts of ​law are ​closed: The ​judge said he would consider ​investigating the ​case during the ​legalholidays if the ​situation was serious enough.
(Definition of legal holiday from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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