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Oxford dictionary definition of the word righteous:
1morally right or justifiable:
feelings of righteous indignation about pay and conditions
(of a person) morally good; virtuous:
he stood up for what he knew was right and died a righteous person
(as plural noun the righteous)
victory in battle was conferred on the righteous
2US informal, chiefly black English very good; excellent:
righteous eggs, man!
correctly so called; genuine:
he is righteous trash
Old English rihtwīs, from riht ‘right’ + wīs ‘manner, state, condition’. The change in the ending in the 16th century was due to association with words such as bounteous