Definition of law-abiding in English:

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law-abiding

Pronunciation: /ˈlɔːəbʌɪdɪŋ/

adjective

Obedient to the laws of society: a law-abiding citizen
More example sentences
  • More likely the product of those years, in the main, turned into decent law-abiding members of society.
  • In any civilized and law-abiding society the defeat of the terrorist is a public interest of the first importance.
  • But we also want the rights of all law-abiding citizens to be respected and protected as well.
Synonyms
high-minded, right-minded, principled, worthy, orderly, above board, clean-living, peaceable, peaceful, civilized;
dutiful, duteous, obedient, compliant, manageable, deferential, respectful, disciplined

Derivatives

law-abidingness

noun
Example sentences
  • And while we should generally want to create a culture of law-abidingness, a culture of pacifism is a recipe for national disaster.
  • As long ago as 1865 Bagehot noted the law-abidingness of the British.
  • Libertarians recognize that a free market needs a culture of law-abidingness, promise-keeping, and respect for contracts.
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