Dictionary Source

These definitions come from the Funk & Wagnal Dictionary 1895 Edition.

Definitions

  1. The quality or character of being righteous;
    uprightness;
    rectitude.
  2. Anything righteous, as ac or quality.
  3. (Theological)
    1. Conformity to law or to right and justice;
      the state of acceptance and of harmony with Gode;
      specifically, the state of being justified and blessed because of the atonement of Christ and the faith that renders it available and effectual.
    2. The active and passive obedience of Christ regarded as the ground oof the sinner's justification. See obedience.
  4. [rare] Rightfullness;
    justice.