What does the word righteous mean?

Usage examples for righteous

  1. Richie, it is prudent- I maintain it righteous, nay, it is, I affirm positively, sovereign wisdom- to cultivate every flower in the British bosom. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. He treated and regarded him as righteous, as is proved by the covenant which follows. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  3. These souls, however righteous and kind they may be in their lifetime, become after death as wicked as can be; they are happy only when they are torturing living men and cattle. – The Best Psychic Stories by Various