Origin of law-abiding
Related formslaw-a·bid·ing·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for law-abiding
The cops had come up short, unable to find the two men in a sea of several hundred thousand law-abiding people.How to Get Away With Stealing $2 Million in Jewelry in the Heart of New York|John Surico|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most Muslims, like most people everywhere, are peaceable and law-abiding.
The majority of these people are hardworking, law-abiding citizens who believe in strong family values.
She makes bold statements that IQ, law-abiding or -breaking tendencies and political alignment are all genetically determined.Occupying the Throne: Justine Tunney, Neoreactionaries, and the New 1%|Arthur Chu|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I completely support the right of law-abiding citizens to own and use guns for sport and self-protection.The Chipotle Anti-Gun ‘Scandal’ Has the Right Up in Arms|Sally Kohn|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The sentiment shown by the trolleymen does full justice to their record as law-abiding and intelligent public servants.From the Bottom Up|Alexander Irvine
Because I think it's my duty, as a law-abiding citizen, to set a good example.
Curiously enough, seizure of the Gate by force had not occurred to any of this law-abiding, well-disciplined group.Astounding Stories, August, 1931|Various
There was the farm-hand who had come to town with the wild son of his employer—an honest, law-abiding farmer.Christmas Eve on Lonesome and Other Stories|John Fox, Jr.
The Tahsildar is divested of his magisterial powers, and to the law-abiding and punctual is not more harmful than the dormouse.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston