To send to the right-about, to cause to turn toward the opposite point or quarter; — hence, of troops, to cause to turn and retreat. [Colloq.] Sir W. Scott.

(Right"-an`gled) a. Containing a right angle or right angles; as, a right-angled triangle.

(Right"en) v. t. To do justice to. [Obs.]

Relieve [marginal reading, righten] the opressed.
Isa. i. 17.

(Right"eous) a. [OE. rightways, rightwise, AS. rightwis; riht right + wis wise, having wisdom, prudent. See Right, a., Wise, a.] Doing, or according with, that which is right; yielding to all their due; just; equitable; especially, free from wrong, guilt, or sin; holy; as, a righteous man or act; a righteous retribution.

Fearless in his righteous cause.

Syn. — Upright; just; godly; holy; uncorrupt; virtuous; honest; equitable; rightful.

(Right"eoused) a. Made righteous. [Obs.]

(Right"eous*ly) adv. [AS. rightwislice.] In a righteous manner; as, to judge righteously.

(Right"eous*ness), n. [AS. rihtwisnes.]

1. The quality or state of being righteous; holiness; purity; uprightness; rectitude.

Righteousness, as used in Scripture and theology, in which it chiefly occurs, is nearly equivalent to holiness, comprehending holy principles and affections of heart, and conformity of life to the divine law.

2. A righteous act, or righteous quality.

All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.
Isa. lxiv. 6.

3. The act or conduct of one who is righteous.

Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.
Ps. cvi. 3.

4. (Theol.) The state of being right with God; justification; the work of Christ, which is the ground of justification.

There are two kinds of Christian righteousness: the one without us, which we have by imputation; the other in us, which consisteth of faith, hope, and charity, and other Christian virtues.

Only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and received by faith alone.
Westminster Catechism.

Syn. — Uprightness; holiness; godliness; equity; justice; rightfulness; integrity; honesty; faithfulness.

(Right"er) n. One who sets right; one who does justice or redresses wrong. Shelton.

(Right"ful) a.

1. Righteous; upright; just; good; — said of persons. [Obs.] Chaucer.

2. Consonant to justice; just; as, a rightful cause.

Right-about to Rigor

(Right"-a*bout`) n. [Right, adv. + about, adv.] A turning directly about by the right, so as to face in the opposite direction; also, the quarter directly opposite; as, to turn to the right-about.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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