mitzvah[mits′və, mits vä′]
mitzvah definition by Webster's New World
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mitzvah definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. mitz·voth or mitz·vahs
- a. A commandment of the Jewish law.b. The fulfillment of such a commandment.
- A worthy deed.
Origin: Hebrew miṣwâ, from ṣiwwâ, to command; see ṣwy1 in Semitic roots.