righteousness
noun see righteous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • RIGHTEOUSNESS — RIGHTEOUSNESS, the fulfillment of all legal and moral obligations. Righteousness is not an abstract notion but rather consists in doing what is just and right in all relationships; …keep justice and do righteousness at all times (Ps. 106:3; cf.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Righteousness — in this article refers to the important theological concept in Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. It is an attribute that implies that a person s actions are justified, and can have the connotation that the person has been judged or reckoned as… …   Wikipedia

  • Righteousness — Right eous*ness, n. [AS. rihtw[=i]snes.] 1. The quality or state of being righteous; holiness; purity; uprightness; rectitude. [1913 Webster] Note: Righteousness, as used in Scripture and theology, in which it chiefly occurs, is nearly equivalent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • righteousness — index equity (justice), ethics, honor (good reputation), integrity, justice, merit, principle ( …   Law dictionary

  • righteousness — In Hebrew, the quality of being found right or innocent; it is what describes a good king (Isa. 32:1) or a fair partner or neighbour (Amos 5:6–7). God is righteous because he observes his covenant, delivering Israel from enemies and offering hope …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • righteousness —    This term (from Old English for just way ) is used in two different senses: (1) righteousness is the divine attribute whereby God treats all created beings with justice and fairness, and (2) in regard to human beings, righteousness is… …   Glossary of theological terms

  • righteousness — /ruy cheuhs nis/, n. 1. the quality or state of being righteous. 2. righteous conduct. 3. the quality or state of being just or rightful: They came to realize the righteousness of her position on the matter. [bef. 900; ME rightwisnes(se), OE… …   Universalium

  • righteousness — noun a) 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… …   Wiktionary

  • righteousness —   Pono.    ♦ The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness, ua mau ke ea o ka āina i ka pono (motto of Hawai i) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • righteousness — righteous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ morally right or justifiable. DERIVATIVES righteously adverb righteousness noun …   English terms dictionary

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