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 zhèng yì justice / righteousness / just / righteous
 zhèng qì healthy environment / healthy atmosphere / righteousness / vital energy (in Chinese medicine)
 dà yì righteousness / virtuous cause / a woman's marriage / main points of a piece of writing
 yì justice / righteousness / meaning / foster (father etc) / adopted / artificial (tooth, limb etc) / relationship / friendship
 gōng yì righteousness
 lǐ yì righteousness / justice
 dào yì morality / righteousness and justice
 rén yì benevolence and righteousness
 qì jié moral integrity / unflinching righteousness
 dà yì lǐn rán devotion to righteousness that inspires reverence (idiom)
 dà yì miè qīn to place righteousness before family (idiom) / ready to punish one's own family if justice demands it
 jiǎ rén jiǎ yì hypocrisy / pretended righteousness
 sān gāng wǔ cháng three principles and five virtues (idiom) / the three rules (ruler guides subject, father guides son and husband guides wife) and five constant virtues of Confucianism (benevolence 仁, righteousness 義|义, propriety 禮|礼, wisdom 智 / and fidelity 信)
 shě shēng qǔ yì to give up life for righteousness (idiom, from Mencius) / to choose honor over life / would rather sacrifice one's life than one's principles
 wǔ cháng five constant virtues of Confucianism, namely: benevolence 仁, righteousness 義|义, propriety 禮|礼, wisdom 智 / and fidelity 信 / five cardinal relationships of Confucianism (between ruler and subject, father and son, husband and wife, brothers, friends) / five phases of Chinese philosophy: water 水, fire 火, wood 木, metal 金, earth 土
 zhòng lì qīng yì to value material gain over righteousness
 zhòng yì qīng lì to value righteousness rather than material gain (idiom)
 yì zhèng cí yán to speak forcibly out of a sense of righteousness (idiom)

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