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Definition of bar mitzvah noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    bar mitzvah

    NAmE//ˌbɑr ˈmɪtsvə//
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  1. 1a ceremony and celebration for a Jewish boy who has reached the age of 13, at which he accepts the religious responsibilities of an adult
  2. 2the boy who is celebrating this occasion compare bat mitzvah
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bar mitzvah