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bat mitzvah

bat mitzvah [or] bat mizvah (bas mitzvah [or] bas mizvah)

pronunciation:
bat mIts v [or] bas mits v
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in the Jewish faith, a ceremony in which it is recognized that a girl has come of age to accept her religious responsibilities.
definition 2: the girl for whom this ceremony is held, usu. at age twelve to fourteen.