Etymology
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Bar Mitzvah

1842, in Judaism, "male person who has completed his 13th year" and thus reached the age of religious responsibility; Hebrew, literally "son of command." As a name for the ceremony itself, by 1917.

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Definitions of Bar Mitzvah
1
bar mitzvah (v.)
confirm in the bar mitzvah ceremony, of boys in the Jewish faith;
2
bar mitzvah (n.)
(Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 13th birthday of a Jewish boy and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility;
a bar mitzvah is an important social event
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