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righteous

(ˈrɑɪtʃəs)
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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Our modern-day knowledge, however, heightens the power of his simile in Daniel 12:3: "Those who are wise will shine as bright as the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister of State for Interior Talal Chaudhry on Wednesday said only people of Pakistan have the right to decide about righteousness and truthfulness of any leader.
They had elected Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister in 2013 and shall once again vote for him in 2018 to prove his truthfulness and righteousness.
3 (ANI): The Bharatiya Jananta Party (BJP) on Thursday asserted that all the countries across the globe are with India because our Indian policy is based on righteousness.
They engaged in 'play-acting' by wearing a facade of righteousness to conceal their iniquities.
A) and his companions while standing up for righteousness and truthfulness.
In the absence of justice and righteousness there cannot be lasting peace.
He congratulated the winners of the award, noting that they represent role models in righteousness to parents.
Biermann perceives an urgent need for Christian churches to provide preaching that shapes character and teaches morality (5), but he finds many fellow Lutherans unwilling to take up that challenge because they misunderstand character formation as a form of works righteousness, or they focus on the importance of preaching justification by faith alone to the exclusion of other legitimate priorities.
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.
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.
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).
has published The Plea for Righteousness by Marquette and Scott Frazier.
UNTO you that fear My name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings.