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bank holiday

noun
1.
a weekday on which banks are closed by law; legal holiday.
2.
British. a secular day on which banks are closed, obligations then falling due being performable on the following secular day.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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Examples for bank holiday
  • Hordes of weekend tourists descend, especially in summertime and on bank holiday weekends.
  • If the due date falls on a weekend or bank holiday, the due date is extended to the next business day.
  • If you designate a weekend or bank holiday, the bank will withdraw the payment on the next business day.
  • However, if you designate a weekend or bank holiday, the payment will be withdrawn the next business day.
  • If that day falls on either a weekend or bank holiday, your payment will be debited on the next business day.
  • If the tax payment is due on bank holiday or a weekend, the payment is due the next business day.
  • The key elements of the bank holiday he has announced.
British Dictionary definitions for bank holiday

bank holiday

noun
1.
(in Britain) any of several weekdays on which banks are closed by law and which are observed as national holidays
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Encyclopedia Article for bank holiday

in the United Kingdom, any of several days designated as holidays by the Bank Holidays Act of 1871 and a supplementary act of 1875 for all the banks in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. Although these days are not statutory public holidays, their observance is no longer limited to banks.

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