mitzvah
[ meets-vah; mits-vuh ]
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Part of Speech noun (2), noun (1)
Origin + Etymology
Mid 17th century; Hebrew from Hebrew miṣwāh ‘commandment’
Synonyms
noun (2)
  • edict
  • precept
noun (1)
  • good deed
  • act of grace
  • courtesy
  • good work
Antonyms
noun (2)
  • choice
  • lawlessness
  • disorganization
noun (1)
  • crime
  • sin
Definition
noun (2)
a precept or commandment
noun (1)
any good or praiseworthy deed
Examples
noun (2)
The Jewish children performed their mitzvah to fulfill the commandment.
noun (1)
The family decided to do a mitzvah together as a holiday activity.
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