from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A Jewish male of at least 13 years of age, considered an adult and responsible for observing religious law.
- noun The ceremony to recognize a boy as a bar mitzvah.
- transitive verb To recognize as a bar mitzvah.
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- noun Judaism A
Jewish coming of age ceremony.
- noun Judaism Someone who has come of age.
- verb transitive To initiate someone in a bar mitzvah ceremony
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- noun (Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 13th birthday of a Jewish boy and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility
- verb confirm in the bar mitzvah ceremony, of boys in the Jewish faith
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Hebrew bar miṣwâ : Aramaic bar, son; see bn in Semitic roots + Hebrew miṣwâ, commandment; see mitzvah.]
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Hebrew בר מצוה
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