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Definition of bat mitzvah noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    bat mitzvah

    NAmE//ˌbɑt ˈmɪtsvə//
    (also bas mitzvah)
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  1. 1a ceremony and celebration that is held for a Jewish girl at the age of 13 at which she accepts the religious responsibilities of an adult
  2. 2the girl who is celebrating this occasion compare bar mitzvah
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