Invertext Online Technical Dictionary

bank holiday



Definition 1

Peculiarly English (and Commonwealth) denomination of a statutory public holiday on which trade, business and, specifically, banking transactions are in most cases suspended.

Source: Invertext

Context: Staff [of the John Lewis chain] who regularly work on Sundays and bank holidays get a higher hourly wage.

Source: Financial Times 22/08/2013 (Duncan Robinson)

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