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righteousness

[ rahy-chuh s-nis ]
/ ˈraɪ tʃəs nɪs /
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noun

the quality or state of being righteous.
righteous conduct.
the quality or state of being just or rightful: They came to realize the righteousness of her position on the matter.

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rightable, rightabout, righten, righteous, righteously, righteousness, righter, rightful, rightfully, righting reflex, rightish

Origin of righteousness

before 900; Middle English rightwisnes(se), Old English rihtwīsnes. See righteous, -ness
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righteousness


n.

Old English rehtwisnisse; see righteous + -ness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper