Definition of Righteousness

1. Noun. Adhering to moral principles.




Definition of Righteousness

1. n. The quality or state of being righteous; holiness; purity; uprightness; rectitude.

Definition of Righteousness

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. A righteous act, or righteous quality. ¹

3. Noun. The act or conduct of one who is righteous. ¹

4. Noun. (theology) The state of being right with God; justification; the work of Christ, which is the ground justification. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Righteousness

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Medical Definition of Righteousness

1. 1. 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. 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 rightness at all times." (Ps. Cvi. 3) 4. The state of being right with God; justification; the work of Christ, which is the ground 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) Synonym: Uprightness, holiness, godliness, equity, justice, rightfulness, integryty, honesty, faithfulness. Origin: AS. Rihtwisnes. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Righteousness

rightable
rightabout
rightabouts
rightard
rightards
righted
righten
rightened
rightening
rightens
righteo
righteous
righteoused
righteousing
righteously
righteousness (current term)
righteousnesses
righter
righter than rain
righters
rightest
righteye flounder
righteyed flounder
rightful
rightful(a)
rightfully
rightfulness
rightfulnesses
righthand
righthanded

Literary usage of Righteousness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1846)
"Yes; for though they are essential to hb natures and offices, and cannot be communicated to another, yet it is by virtue of them that the righteousness that ..."

2. Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, Izaak Walton (1909)
"Besides these there is a righteousness which this Person has, ... And this is not the righteousness of the Godhead, as distinguished from the Manhood; ..."

3. The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come by John Bunyan (1838)
"Besides these, there is a righteousness which this person has, ... And this is not the righteousness of the Godhead, as distinguished from the manhood; ..."

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