Pronunciation: [ meets-vah; mits-vuh ]
1: any good or praiseworthy deed
2: a precept or commandment
Origin: Mid 17th century; Hebrew
Etymology: from Hebrew miṣwāh ‘commandment’
act of grace
1: The family decided to do a mitzvah together as a holiday activity.
2: The Jewish children performed their mitzvah to fulfill the commandment.