legal holiday definition by Webster's New World
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a holiday set by statute, during which government and, usually, business affairs are suspended, schools and courts are closed, etc.
legal holiday definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A holiday authorized by law and characterized by a limit or ban on work or official business.