What does the word 'righteous' mean?

The Bible teaches that when a person becomes a Christian and says ‘Yes’ to God’s love and forgiveness everything is put right between them and God – they are made righteous.

 
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The Bible tells us that a person whom God has forgiven is made righteous because everything is put right between them and God. A person that has said ‘Yes’ to God’s love and forgiveness is blameless before God, it’s as if they never sinned.