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Meaning of RIGHTEOUSNESS

Pronunciation:  'rIchusnis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  adhering to moral principles
 

RIGHTEOUSNESS is a 13 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Antonyms: unrighteousness
 
 See Also: dishonorableness, dishonourableness, honestness, honesty, honor, honorableness, honour, honourableness, justice, justness, morality, piety, piousness, rectitude, uprightness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Right"eous*ness\, n. [AS. rihtw[=i]snes.]
1. The quality or state of being righteous; holiness; purity;
   uprightness; rectitude.

Note: 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.

2. A righteous act, or righteous quality.

         All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags. --Isa.
                                               lxiv. 6.

3. The act or conduct of one who is righteous.

         Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that
         doeth righteousness at all times.     --Ps. cvi. 3.

4. (Theol.) The state of being right with God; justification;
   the work of Christ, which is the ground of justification.

         There are two kinds of Christian righteousness: the
         one without us, which we have by imputation; the
         other in us, which consisteth of faith, hope, and
         charity, and other Christian virtues. --Hooker.

         Only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us,
         and received by faith alone.          --Westminster
                                               Catechism.

Syn: Uprightness; holiness; godliness; equity; justice;
     rightfulness; integrity; honesty; faithfulness.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

See JUSTIFICATION.

 

 

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