Pronunciation: (rī'chus), [key]
1. characterized by uprightness or morality: a righteous observance of the law.
2. morally right or justifiable: righteous indignation.
3. acting in an upright, moral way; virtuous: a righteous and godly person.
4. Slang.absolutely genuine or wonderful: some righteous playing by a jazz great.
the righteous, (used with a pl. v.) righteous persons collectively.
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