The definition of righteous is someone or something that is in accordance with high moral standards.(adjective)
When you follow all the rules and do good with your life, this is an example of behavior that would be described as righteous.
See righteous in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: altered, by analogy with adjs. in -eous < ME rihtwis < OE: see right & -wise
See righteous in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English ryghtuous
Origin: , alteration of rihtwise
Origin: , from Old English rihtwīs
Origin: : riht, right; see Right
Origin: + -wīse, -wise.
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