law-abiding

[ law-uh-bahy-ding ]
/ ˈlɔ əˌbaɪ dɪŋ /

adjective

obeying or keeping the law; obedient to law: law-abiding citizens.

Origin of law-abiding

First recorded in 1830–40

Related forms

law-a·bid·ing·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for law-abiding

law-abiding


adjective

adhering more or less strictly to the lawsa law-abiding citizen

Derived Forms

law-abidingness, noun
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