bat mitzvah /bɑːt ˈmɪtsvə/

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I. noun

1. a religious initiation ceremony for a Jewish girl aged twelve years and one day, regarded as the age of religious maturity.
2. a girl undergoing the bat mitzvah ceremony.
– origin from Hebrew baṯ miṣwāh ‘daughter of commandment’, suggested by bar mitzvah.

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