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"public holiday" in British English

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public holidaynoun [C]

uk   /ˌpʌb.lɪk ˈhɒl.ə.deɪ/  us   /ˌpʌb.lɪk ˈhɑː.lə.deɪ/
(Definition of public holiday from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"public holiday" in Business English

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public holidaynoun [C]

uk   us  
an ​officialholiday when ​banks, schools, and many ​businesses are ​closed for the day: The London ​stockmarket was ​closed yesterday for a ​publicholiday.
(Definition of public holiday from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “public holiday”
in Arabic أجازة عامة…
in Korean 공휴일…
in Portuguese feriado bancário…
in Catalan dia festiu…
in Japanese 祝祭日…
in Chinese (Simplified) 公众假日…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公共假日…
in Italian festa civile…
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