Definition of bat mitzvah noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    bat mitzvah

    BrE BrE//ˌbæt ˈmɪtsvə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌbæt ˈmɪtsvə//
    (also bas mitzvah) Religious ceremonies
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  1. 1a ceremony and celebration that is held for a Jewish girl between the ages of 12 and 14 at which she accepts the religious responsibilities of an adult See related entries: Religious ceremonies
  2. 2the girl who is celebrating this occasion compare bar mitzvah
  3. Word Originfrom Hebrew bat̲ miṣwāh ‘daughter of commandment’, feminine form of bar mitzvah.
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