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righteousness

[rahy-chuh s-nis]
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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.
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Origin of righteousness

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

goodness, respectability, rectitude, fairness, piety, holiness, uprightness, honor, virtue, justness, devoutness, religiosity, religiousness, godliness, zeal, sacredness, reverence, worship, devotion, spirituality

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Word Origin and History for righteousness

n.

Old English rehtwisnisse; see righteous + -ness.

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