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Date: 1900-2000
Language: Hebrew
Origin: bath miswah 'daughter of (God's) law'

bat mitzvah

noun
     
bat mitzvah [countable]
1 a religious ceremony held when a Jewish girl reaches the age of 13 and is considered an adult in her religion [↪ bar mitzvah]
2 a girl for whom this ceremony is held

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