from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Great Britain, a secular day on which the law exempts the parties to negotiable paper from the obligation of presentment, payment, etc., and consequently allows banks to be closed.


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  • Genzyme on a Monday, when London was shut down for the long August bank-holiday weekend.


  • More than likely, seeing it was the bank-holiday weekend.


  • Some of them have come to dread the bank-holiday weekend so much that they leave London in order to avoid it.

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  • They carried themselves like weather presenters preparing to lower expectations for the bank-holiday weekend.

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  • Alfred the footman had told me there was to be a family recital on the bank-holiday weekend.

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  • Besides, I longed for the weekend to arrive and with it the bank-holiday play recital.

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  • The recurrence of a bank-holiday may raise the market valuation of the

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  • There was no sign of life anywhere else and he guessed that, like his wife, people were making the most of their bank-holiday lie-in.

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  • He employs such designations of time as fortnight and twelve-month a great deal more than we do, and has certain special terms of which we know nothing, for example, quarter-day, bank-holiday, long-vacation, Lady Day and Michaelmas.

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  • "Well, we're a pretty good bank-holiday crowd for the dinghy," said

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