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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Righteous  \Right"eous\,  a.  [OE.  rightways  rightwise,  AS 
  rightw[=i]s;  riht  right  +  w[=i]s  wise,  having  wisdom, 
  prudent.  See  {Right},  a.,  {Wise},  a.] 
  Doing  or  according  with  that  which  is  right  yielding  to 
  all  their  due;  just  equitable;  especially,  free  from  wrong 
  guilt,  or  sin;  holy;  as  a  righteous  man  or  act  a  righteous 
  retribution. 
 
  Fearless  in  his  righteous  cause  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  Upright;  just  godly;  holy;  uncorrupt;  virtuous;  honest; 
  equitable;  rightful. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  righteous 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  or  proceeding  from  accepted  standards  of 
  morality  or  justice;  "the...prayer  of  a  righteous  man 
  availeth  much"-  James  5:16  [ant:  {unrighteous}] 
  2:  morally  justified;  "righteous  indignation" 




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