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bat mitzvah

noun, often capitalized B&M bat mitz·vah \ bät-ˈmits-və \
variants: or less commonly play \bäs-\

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

Origin and Etymology of bat mitzvah

Hebrew bath mişwāh, literally, daughter of the (divine) law


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bat mitzvah

verb
variants: or less commonly bas mitzvah

Definition of bat mitzvah

bat mitzvahed also bas mitzvahed; bat mitzvahing also bas mitzvahing
transitive verb
: to administer the ceremony of bat mitzvah to

First Known Use of bat mitzvah

1976


BAT MITZVAH Defined for Kids

bat mitzvah

noun, often capitalized B&M bat mitz·vah \ bät-ˈmits-və \
variants: also bas mitzvah \bäs-\

Definition of bat mitzvah for Students

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

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