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Definition of "righteousness" []

  • Characterized by, proceeding from, or in accordance with accepted standards of morality, justice, or uprightness; virtuous (adjective)
  • (as collective noun; preceded by the) (adjective)
  • Morally justifiable or right, esp from one's own point of view (adjective)
  • 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. (noun)

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

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Use "righteousness" in a sentence
  • "In the enthroned Christ every question about sin is answered, and every claim of a violated law is absolutely met; and though there is no abatement in the demands of the decalogue, yet because "Christ has become the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth," now "_grace reigns through righteousness_ unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.""
  • "And then there's "All our righteousness is as dirty rags ...""
  • "God, and is profitable for doctrine -- and for instruction in righteousness, that is, in the nature and branches of religion."