Alternative Spellings

mayzid, meizid, mezid, meyzed, mayzed, meized, mezed


  • One who commits a sin consciously and deliberately.

Example Sentences

  • "The Torah distinguishes between the deed of a shogeg, a person acting inadvertently, and a meyzid, someone acting with deliberation." (

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew


מזיד mezid 'intentional'

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


North America


Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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