|n.||1.||The quality or state of being righteous; holiness; purity; uprightness; rectitude.|
|2.||A righteous act, or righteous quality.|
|3.||The act or conduct of one who is righteous.|
|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.
|Noun||1.||righteousness - adhering to moral principles|
unrighteousness - failure to adhere to moral principles; "forgave us our sins and cleansed us of all unrighteousness"