Word Summary
dikaiōsis: the act of pronouncing righteous, acquittal
Original Word: δικαίωσις
Transliteration: dikaiōsis
Phonetic Spelling: (dik-ah'-yo-sis)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: the act of pronouncing righteous, acquittal
Meaning: the act of pronouncing righteous, acquittal
Strong's Concordance

From dikaioo; aquittal (for Christ's sake) -- justification.

see GREEK dikaioo

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1347: δικαίωσις

δικαίωσις, δικαιωσεως, (from δικαιόω, equivalent to τό δικαιοῦν, the act τοῦ δικαιουντος; in extra-biblical writings from Thucydides on, the justification or defense of a cause; sentence of condemnation; judgment in reference to what is just), the act of God's declaring men free from guilt and acceptable to him; adjudging to be righteous, (A. V. justification): διά τήν δικαίωσιν ἡμῶν, because God wished to declare us righteous Romans 4:25; εἰς δικαίωσιν ζωῆς, unto acquittal, which brings with it the bestowment of life, Romans 5:18. (Cf. references in δικαιόω).