Divine Definitions: (1) The Divine source of the correctness of truth; (2) The appropriate use of power; (3) Establishment and governance of moral principles; ethical rectitude; (4) The wise use of judgment; reasonable and fair; (5) Honorably noble

Comment: A person with a righteous character co-ordinates facts, ideas, and ideals; then decides on what to think and how to act thus creating an ever-expanding soul.

Human Definitions: (1) acting in a just, noble, or honorable manner; upright; virtuous; ; ethical rectitude; (2) morally right or justifiable, reasonable; scrupulous; (3) satisfying the precepts of a code of behavior; fair; good; excellent; (4) pleasant; (5) authentic

Derivation: Anglo-Saxon, “wise, right”

Idiom: Walk the path of righteousness.

Proverb: Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character. When there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, there is order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world. — Chinese
     Note: This is one of several translations. The original author may have been Confucius.
     See Also: Investigative

Symbol: the tiger

Theological Figure: Varuna, the Hindu god of the cosmos is the guardian of righteousness and goodness. The Vedic god of natural and moral law.