Righteousness Definition

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(uncountable) The quality or state of being righteous; holiness; purity; uprightness; rectitude. Righteousness, as used in Scripture and theology, in which it chiefly occurs, is nearly equivalent to holiness, comprehending holy principles and affections of heart, and conformity of life to the divine law.

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(countable) A righteous act, or righteous quality.
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The act or conduct of one who is righteous.
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(theology) The state of being right with God; justification; the work of Christ, which is the ground justification.

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Other Word Forms of Righteousness

Noun

Singular:
righteousness
Plural:
righteousnesses

Origin of Righteousness

  • Middle English rightwisnes from Old English rihtwīsnes "justice".

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