nounWord forms: plural ˈmitzvahs or mitzˈvoth (mɪtzˈvoʊt
; mitzvōtˈ) Judaism
a commandment or precept in the Bible or from the rabbis
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Word origin of 'mitzvah'Heb mitsva, lit., commandment < root cwh, to command, order