Associations to the word «Righteousness»

Wiktionary

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

Dictionary definition

RIGHTEOUSNESS, noun. Adhering to moral principles.

Wise words

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