bar mitz·vah or bar miz·vah (bär mĭtsʹvə) n.
1. A 13-year-old Jewish boy, considered an adult and responsible for his moral and religious duties.
2. The ceremony that initiates and recognizes a boy as a bar mitzvah.
tr.v. bar mitz·vahed, bar mitz·vah·ing, bar mitz·vahs
To confirm in the ceremony of bar mitzvah.
  [Hebrew bar miṣwâ: Aramaic bar, son; See bn in Semitic Roots + Hebrew miṣwâ, commandment; see mitzvah.]

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