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law-abiding

[ law-uh-bahy-ding ]
/ ˈlɔ əˌbaɪ dɪŋ /
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adjective
obeying or keeping the law; obedient to law: law-abiding citizens.
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Origin of law-abiding

First recorded in 1830–40

OTHER WORDS FROM law-abiding

law-a·bid·ing·ness, noun
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How to use law-abiding in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for law-abiding

law-abiding

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

Derived forms of law-abiding

law-abidingness, noun
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