WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
bar mitz•vah /bɑr ˈmɪtsvə/USA pronunciation   n. 
    [countable;  often: Bar Mitzvah]
  1. a ceremony for admitting a boy of 13 as an adult member of the Jewish community.
  2. a boy participating in a bar mitzvah.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
bar mitz•vah  (bär mitsvə  or, Ashk. Heb.r;[Seph.]Heb.r′ mēts vä),USA pronunciation (often caps.)[Judaism.]
  1. Judaisma solemn ceremony held in the synagogue, usually on Saturday morning, to admit as an adult member of the Jewish community a Jewish boy 13 years old who has successfully completed a prescribed course of study in Judaism.
  2. Judaismthe boy participating in this ceremony.
  3. Judaismto administer the ceremony of bar mitzvah to:Our son was bar mitzvahed at the family synagogue.Cf. bat mitzvah.
Also,  bar mizvah. 
  • Biblical Aramaic bar son + Hebrew miṣwāh divine law, commandment
  • 1860–65

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Bar Mitzvah /bɑː ˈmɪtsvə/(sometimes not capitals) adj
  1. (of a Jewish boy) having assumed full religious obligations, being at least thirteen years of age
  1. the occasion, ceremony, or celebration of that event
  2. the boy himself on that day
Etymology: Hebrew: son of the law

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