As.he U.S. equivalent of what in Britain is called a holiday, it is attested from 1878. 2 Synonyms found for holidaying holiday late 14c., “freedom or release” from some activity or occupation, from O.Fr. holidayn, from L. vacationn em Dom. vacatio “leisure, a being free from duty,” from vacate “be empty, free, or at leisure” see vain. As the U.S. equivalent of what in Britain is called a “holiday,” it is attested from 1878. Meaning “formal suspension of activity” in reference to schools, courts, etc. is recorded from mid-15c. late 14c., “freedom from obligations, leisure, release” from some

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