Meaning of “legal holiday” in the English Dictionary

(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 government offices and many businesses are not open

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"legal holiday" in Business English

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legal holidaynoun [ C ]

uk us

US an official public holiday when businesses are closed:

Monday was Emancipation Day, a legal holiday 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 legal holidays if the situation was serious enough.

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