Bat-mitzvah definition

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A Jewish girl of 12 or 13 years of age, considered an adult and responsible for observing religious law.
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The ceremony that recognizes a girl as a bat mitzvah.
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To recognize as a bat mitzvah.
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A Jewish girl who has arrived at the age of religious responsibility, usually 13 years.
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The ceremony celebrating this event, with its attendant festivities.
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To confirm (a girl) as a bat mitzvah.
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(Judaism) A Jewish coming of age ceremony for a girl.
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(Judaism) Someone who has come of age.
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To initiate someone in a bat mitzvah ceremony.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bat-mitzvah
Plural:
bat mitzvahs, b'not mitzvah

Origin of bat-mitzvah

  • Hebrew bat miṭwâ bat daughter bn in Semitic roots miṭwâ commandment mitzvah

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Hebrew בַּת מִצְוָה (bát mitsvá, “bat mitzvah, someone who has come of age”)

    From Wiktionary