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mitzvah

play
noun, mitz·vah \ˈmits-və\

Definition of mitzvah

plural mitzvoth play \-ˌvōt, -ˌvōth, -ˌvōs\ or mitzvahs

  1. 1 :  a commandment of the Jewish law

  2. 2 :  a meritorious or charitable act



Origin of mitzvah

Hebrew miṣwāh


First Known Use: 1723


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