- any weekday on which banks are closed, as for a legal holiday
- any period during which banks are closed by government order, as during a financial crisis
- Brit. any of several legal holidays, usually on a Monday, when banks, schools, etc. are closed
See bank holiday in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A day on which banks are legally closed.
- Chiefly British A legal holiday when banks are ordered to remain closed.
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