Righteousness

Definition of Righteousness

Right´eous`ness
n.1.The quality or state of being righteous; holiness; purity; uprightness; rectitude.
2.A righteous act, or righteous quality.
All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.
- Isa. lxiv. 6.
3.The act or conduct of one who is righteous.
Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.
- Ps. cvi. 3.
4.(Theol.) The state of being right with God; justification; the work of Christ, which is the ground of justification.
There are two kinds of Christian righteousness: the one without us, which we have by imputation; the other in us, which consisteth of faith, hope, and charity, and other Christian virtues.
- Hooker.
Only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and received by faith alone.
- Westminster Catechism.

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