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righteousness

[rahy-chuh s-nis] /ˈraɪ tʃəs nɪs/
noun
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.
Origin of righteousness
900
before 900; Middle English rightwisnes(se), Old English rihtwīsnes. See righteous, -ness
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n.

Old English rehtwisnisse; see righteous + -ness.

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