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1bat mitzvah

noun, bat mitz·vah often capitalized B&M \bät-ˈmits-və\

: a ceremony and celebration for a Jewish girl usually on her 13th birthday when she takes on the religious duties and responsibilities of an adult; also : a girl for whom a bat mitzvah is held

Full Definition of BAT MITZVAH

1
:  a Jewish girl who at 12 or more years of age assumes religious responsibilities
2
:  the initiatory ceremony recognizing a girl as a bat mitzvah

Variants of BAT MITZVAH

bat mitz·vah also bas mitz·vah \bäs-\

Origin of BAT MITZVAH

Hebrew bath mişwāh, literally, daughter of the (divine) law
First Known Use: 1910

2bat mitzvah

verb
bat mitz·vahed also bas mitz·vahedbat mitz·vah·ing also bas mitz·vah·ing

Definition of BAT MITZVAH

transitive verb
:  to administer the ceremony of bat mitzvah to

Variants of BAT MITZVAH

bat mitzvah also bas mitzvah

First Known Use of BAT MITZVAH

1976
BATH MITZVAH Defined for Kids

bat mitzvah

noun , bat mitz·vah often cap B&M \bät-ˈmits-və\

Definition of BAT MITZVAH for Kids

1
:  a Jewish girl who at twelve or more years of age takes on religious responsibilities
2
:  the ceremony recognizing a girl as a bat mitzvah

Variants of BAT MITZVAH

bat mitz·vah also bas mitz·vah \bäs-\

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