mitzvah [mits′və, mits vä′]
pl. mitzvahs or mitzvoth [mitzvōt′] [Heb mitsva, lit., commandment < root cwh, to command, order] Judaism
a) a commandment or precept in the Bible or from the rabbis
b) an act fulfilling such a command
2. loosely a good deed or charitable act

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