dikaiósis: the act of pronouncing righteous, acquittalOriginal Word: δικαίωσις, εως, ἡPart of Speech:
acquittal, justifying, justification, a process of absolution.
Cognate: 1347 dikaíōsis (a feminine noun derived from 1344 /dikaióō, "to approve, justify") – justification (divine approval), emphasizing Christ's full payment of the debt for sin which liberates the believer from all divine condemnation. See 1343 (dikaiosynē).
1347 /dikaíōsis ("justification") is used only in Ro 4:25 and Ro 5:18. It focuses on the acquitted penalty by receiving Christ – i.e. as a person is moved from eternal "condemned" to "divinely pardoned" at conversion. 1347 (dikaíōsis) is the cognate in the dik- word-family which most closely aligns with the theological meaning of the term justification."
[1347 (dikaíōsis), in ancient secular Greek, is closely associated with the pressing need to be released from deserved punishment (Josephus, Ant 18:14; Plutarch (Art 14:3). Thuccydides (3.82.4) uses 1347 (dikaíōsis) as "justification, in our sense of the word" (C. Spicq, 1:345).
1347 (dikaiōsis) is only used once in the LXX (Lev 24:22). 1345 (dikaíōma) however is common in the LXX.]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
the act of pronouncing righteous, acquittalNASB Translation