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slang Excellent; awesome. Wow, that was a righteous concert! A: "I just heard they released a brand-new album today!" B: "Whoa, righteous!"

a righteous collar

A morally and legally justified arrest. The police officer is being challenged to prove that she made a righteous collar. The judge agreed that it was a righteous collar, throwing out the defendant's motion to have the case dismissed.
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mod. good; of good quality. (Originally black.) She is a righteous mama.

righteous collar

n. a justifiable arrest. (As opposed to a setup or a frame.) Spike was taken in, and the gang agreed it was a righteous collar. Mooshoo was caught red-handed.
See also: collar, righteous
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5 For Moses described the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
'The country's leaders should lead in the path of righteousness; they should have the fear of God and they should shun greed,'' Olumakaiye said.
"With their doctrines of peace, unity and patriotism, the Dawoodi Bohra community has shown us the path of righteousness. The community is inspiring the youths in the country," the Prime Minister said while addressing a religious congregation of the community here at the Saifee Mosque on the occasion of 'Ashara Mubaraka'.
Too many equate civil righteousness with the righteousness needed to enter Heaven.
The prophets of the Old Testament were votaries of justice and righteousness. In the absence of justice, worship is not acceptable to God according to the prophet Amos.
He thanked Shaikh Khalifa for enriching social work and promoting the values of loyalty and righteousness to parents.
He extended sincere thanks and appreciation to Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa for enriching social work and promoting the values of loyalty and righteousness to parents, being the main source of inspiration for the values of dedication and good morals.
draws from historical analysis and some contemporary theologians to describe three forms of righteousness (governing, justifying, and conforming) that align with God's action as creator, redeemer, and sanctifier.
Just as it has proven customary and insightful for distinguishing between two uses of the law in Luthers writings, so also we gain clarity about his discussions of righteousness, reason, will, and works by recognizing both a civil and a theological use of these key concepts.
Chris Stewart, the Republican Party candidate for Utah's 2nd Congressional District and bestselling author, got an extra heap of good news this week, as The Master's Cry, his latest entry to hit the Wrath & Righteousness series, was named TheBlaze Book of the Week.
The Arabic word Taqwa has multiple meanings - e.g., piety, righteousness, guarding against evil, warding off evil, and self-restraint.
"Attempts to open a front from Lebanon against Syrian people, in accordance with orders from Feltman, is the opposite to what Syrians need," said the MP, adding "we warn those who are betting on the fall of our arms that if the situation in Syria deteriorates further, our artillery is one of righteousness in the face of falsehood, and God's path demands the steadfastness of righteousness, and demise of falsehood." R.Z.
JOAN Jones's letter claims that the Bible is a book full of wisdom and religion teaches us to live in righteousness (Mail, September 19).
Following his speech, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a meeting with the Iranian President that Ahmadinejad's remarks at the US Columbia University underlined the righteousness and truthfulness of the Islamic Republic's stances.
"UNTO you that fear My name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings." Malachi 4,2 "SUN of righteousness !" Whatever other rules hold good in the infinities of outer space, the centre of our world is the sun.