Righteous – morally correct or justifiable
To remember the definition of the word righteous, use the following mnemonic:
Always make the right choice (righteous) and you're likely to be regarded as morally correct in all that you do.
Examples of righteous in a sentence
The company owner was righteous in his approach to wages and conditions and eventually gave his staff a majority share in the business.
The judge felt the righteous way to settle the case would be to award each party half of the estate, but in law, the eldest child was entitled to the greater share.
The ruler was a righteous woman who believed people should be her equals and not her servants.